Volunteer Attorneys Supply Zoom Session About Wills Oct. 31

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Press release from Area Agency on Aging and the Elder Law,Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona: The Area Agency on Aging and the Elder Law, Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona are partnering to provide individuals with pro bono consultation to develop their living will and healthcare power of attorney at the “Night of the Living Will,” on Saturday, Oct. 31.

This event will be held via Zoom. Reservations for specific appointments with an attorney can be arranged by calling the 24-Hour Senior HELP LINE at (602) 264-4357.

“It’s never too early to have a plan in place so that personal choices are determined about who will manage your medical affairs if you are unable,” said Area Agency on Aging President and CEO Mary Lynn Kasunic. “We are grateful to the attorneys who will volunteer their time to make this opportunity available to the community.”

A healthcare power of attorney is a legal document appointing an “agent” and an “alternate agent” to make medical decisions for someone unable to do so. A living will is a legal document providing instructions to the agent under a healthcare power of attorney about how an individual wants to be treated in end-of-life situations. Attorneys will only be able to discuss healthcare powers of attorney and living wills during the 45-minute sessions and cannot provide counsel on other legal issues.

This press release was produced by Area Agency on Aging and the Elder Law,Mental Health and Special Needs Planning Section of the State Bar of Arizona. The views expressed here are the author’s own.