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Franklin legal clinic serves 78 first responders
As part of Celebrate Pro Bono Month, the TBA YLD hosted a Wills for Heroes clinic in Franklin on Saturday, Oct. 24, and 35 lawyers turned out to prepare free wills, powers of attorney and advance directives for area police, firefighters and emergency personnel. The clinic, held at Elks Lodge #72, served 78 first responders and their families.

Special thanks to event organizers David Veile, chair of the YLD Wills for Heroes Committee and attorney at Lowery, Lowery & Cherry PLLC in Lebanon, and Franklin lawyer Joy Day with Sutter, O'Connell & Farchione.

Wills for Heroes is a national pro bono program designed to give back to those who give so much to their communities. The YLD has made it one of its key service projects for the last two years. For more information about the program visit http://www.willsforheroes.org/. If you are interested in having an event in your area please contact Veile at dveile@lowerylaw.com.
From left to right: Nashville School of Law student Maria Lindsey serves as a witness while notary Erin Reid with Sutter, O'Connell & Farchione in Franklin prepares legal documents for Williamson County first responders. Legal Aid attorney Rae Anne Seay (right) certifies that a first responder is of sound mind and voluntarily signing end-of-life planning documents.
From left to right: Nashville lawyers DarKenya Waller with Legal Aid and Kristal Boone with Boone Law PLLC join Lewisburg lawyer Lee Bowles for a break between clients. Lebanon lawyer David Veile (left) with Lowery, Lowery & Cherry PLLC and Franklin lawyer Joy Day (right) with Sutter, O'Connell & Farchione organized the Franklin Wills for Heroes clinic, which served 78 first responders on Oct. 24.

Hendersonville lawyer Jim Healy (left) discusses end-of-life planning with a Franklin police officer.


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