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Delaware Law issues call for volunteers to assist with upcoming Wills For Heroes event


Widener University Delaware Law School is seeking volunteers to assist with its next Wills For Heroes estate-planning event for the First State. Delaware attorneys, notaries and paralegals are needed.

The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in the Barristers’ Club on the Widener University Delaware Law School campus, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attorney volunteers will have training from 9 to 11 a.m. and then take appointments, which begin at 11:30 a.m. The event is expected to conclude by 5:30 p.m.

The morning training is mandatory for all first-time Wills For Heroes volunteers. Those who participate will receive two free continuing legal education credits. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided to the volunteers and parking is free. Volunteers may serve for all or part of the event.

Law students are encouraged to volunteer to assist the attorneys as they prepare legal documents.

All volunteers will join Delaware Law School faculty, staff and alumni in presenting this valuable public service to Delaware’s first responders. The Wills For Heroes program provides free estate-planning documents, such as wills, durable personal powers of attorney and advance directives, to Delaware first responders and their spouses or partners. It is open to volunteer and paid, sworn and civilian members of the state, local, county and federal law enforcement, parole, probation, fire, EMS and other first-responder communities who live or serve in Delaware. The program was a recipient of the Delaware Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2013.

Those interested in volunteering should contact event coordinator Caren Sydnor at [email protected] or call 302-477-2016 and leave contact information on the voice mail. 

Widener University is a metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, applied leadership, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience.  Its Delaware Law School is the First State’s only law school, providing juris doctor, legal graduate and paralegal degree programs with an emphasis on developing legal professionals who reflect the Delaware Way and its traditions of civility, integrity and mutual respect. The school offers signature programs in corporate and business law, environmental law, family health law and policy, and trial advocacy. Widener University is proud to be tobacco free. Visit for more information.