Department of Justice lawyers to draft Wills for low-income people in one-year Vancouver pilot

Beginning in late April 2012, federal Department of Justice lawyers and articling students will participate in a one-year pro bono clinic-based pilot project designed to draft and execute simple Wills and Powers of Attorney for low-income individuals, including elderly people and people with terminal illnesses.

Clinics will be held each Wednesday at the Vancouver Justice Access Centre (290 – 800 Hornby Street, Robson Square) from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  At each clinic, up to four volunteer lawyers and articling students will each assist a low-income individual to draft a simple Will or Power of Attorney. 

Clients will book clinic appointments by calling the APB client line at 604-878-7400.

Check this website for updates on the Wills Clinic Project closer to its launch in late April.