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The Wisconsin’s Wills for Heroes program uses volunteer attorneys and support personnel to prepare basic wills and other estate planning documents at no charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners.​

For Volunteer Attorneys: 

All attorney volunteers must attend the introductory training before volunteering at a clinic. This training will address all of the information needed to be a successful volunteer and no prior estate planning experience is required. A training video is now available, which has been approved for CLE credit. To access the training video and other volunteer resources, please subscribe to the Wills for Heroes e-list here

Training Video

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To locate an upcoming clinic near you, visit the Wills for Heroes Event​brite Page and sign up to volunteer at your preferred event. 

If you are interested in organizing a Wisconsin Wills for Heroes clinic in your area, we have assembled a set of software, forms and instructions that you need to get started. Contact the Pro Bono Program Manager at for information on how to get started. 

For First Responders: 

If you are a member of a first responder organization and would like to request that a clinic be held for your organization, please contact Requests are added to a wait list and our volunteers schedule clinics in the order that the request was received. Please note that the waitlist for a clinic can be several months. 

  • ​Eligibility: An individual must be a Wisconsin, Sworn, aid or volunteer first responder to participate. First responders include police officers, firefighters, paradmedicas, emergency medical technicians, and their spouses or domestic partners. 

Supporters & S​​​ponsors

Wills for Heroes in Wisconsin is sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin with the support of Foley & Lardner LLP and the national Wills for Heroes Foundation. The national Wills for Heroes program was created by the Wills for Heroes Foundation after September 11, 2001 as a way to assist emergency personnel in preparing basic estate planning documents that will protect them and their families. The program has been operating in Wisconsin since the Fall of 2009.​