In addition to providing simple estate planning services through its Legal Services for the Elderly program throughout 2018, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy served 55 people during Simple Wills on Wheels events at the Shamrock Senior Center last spring thanks to the help of volunteer attorneys from Bank of America, Culp Elliott & Carpenter, Mayer Brown and US Bank.
Pro bono attorneys helped Mecklenburg County seniors complete and execute estate planning documents, a service Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy provides to Mecklenburg County seniors age 60+.
As a senior living on a fixed income, Dorothy needed to update her will, but she had no idea where to start. She heard about the Legal Services for the Elderly program and was surprised by how easy the process was.
“It means a whole lot,” Dorothy said. “Financially, I did not have the money to have it done. This is something I wouldn’t be able to have done otherwise.”
Linda Boss, an attorney from Mayer Brown, felt great satisfaction in helping Dorothy amend her will at the event: “It’s great to have a personal connection with someone out in the community [through this work]. It means a lot to me that my legal degree is helping benefit someone on a personal level.”