Legal Aid – Estate Planning for Vets

LEGAL AID LAUNCHES PROGRAM THAT OFFERS FREE LIFE-PLANNING DOCUMENTS TO VETERANS

Legal Aid attorney to speak at University of Kentucky College of Law on Veteran’s Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Louisville, KY—The Legal Aid Society announces the launch of Wills for Warriors, a program that provides free life-planning documents, such as Wills, Health Care Surrogates, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, to veterans living in poverty in Jefferson and fourteen surrounding counties.  Wills for Warriors gives veterans the security of knowing their affairs are in order and they have done what they can to prevent the confusion, uncertainty, and emotional turmoil that can arise when advanced planning has not occurred.


“Our local Legal Aid Society has been a national leader in developing innovative ways to reach out to our veteran’s community for the past five years.  Whether it’s been through our Kentucky Corps of Advocates for Veterans, a series of legal clinics tailored just for veterans, or most recently, our work with the Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court, it is important our work continues to honor the veterans who have given so much to our community,” said Jeffrey A. Been, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society.  “We are grateful to the Kentucky Bar Foundation, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps for providing generous funding for Wills for Warriors.”

 

Low-income veterans in need of this free service should contact Kyle Watson at Legal Aid at kwatson@laslou.org or (502) 614-3139.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Legal Aid attorney and AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works Fellow Roy Denny will speak at a University of Kentucky College of Law Veteran’s Day event on Monday, November 11, at 4:15.  The law school’s Veteran’s Law Society and the Career Development Office are co-sponsoring a panel on legal issues facing veterans.  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will Scott and Jefferson County District Court Judge David Holton will also be present to discuss initiatives in Kentucky designed to help veterans.


The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty.  Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income families and individuals facing serious threats to their physical and economic well-being.  Those assisted include the elderly, children, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable groups.  To learn more visit www.laslou.org.

 

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