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NCCU School of Law Offers Legal Aid Through Project Will Power

DURHAM, NC – Volunteer lawyers will meet with residents of Southeast Raleigh Saturday, Oct. 18, to draft wills and other legal documents as part of a public service outreach event known as Project Will Power.

 

Up to 40 individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford legal services will be able to meet with lawyers between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive free consultation and services. Legal documents that will be provided free of charge during the event include wills, health care powers of attorney, financial powers of attorney, living wills and others.

 

“These important legal documents offer protection from the unexpected,” said E. Page Potter, director of the Pro Bono Program for the NCCU School of Law.

 

A will can ensure that care and custody of minor children are settled according to parents’ wishes in the event of an untimely death, while powers of attorney may permit a trusted friend or family member to handle financial matters for someone incapacitated by a sudden accident or illness, Potter said.

 

Participants who wish to prepare a will through Project Will Power should schedule an appointment by calling 919-530-5487.  Financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills are offered on a walk-in basis.

 

Project Will Power is a public service project co-sponsored by the North Carolina Central School of Law, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Raleigh Parks & Recreation. The event will take place at Top Green Community Center, 401 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Raleigh.

 

For more information, contact Potter, at NCCU School of Law, ppotter@nccu.edu, or Grady Bussey, at Top Greene Community Center, 919-831-6527.

 

Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans.  Today, this dynamic campus has a diverse student body of 8,300 enrolled in academic programs including law, biotechnology, library science, business, nursing, education and the arts.

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Published: Thursday, September 11, 2014
by Senior Writer and Editor, Renee Elder
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