Upcoming Events and Trainings
GWAAR Elder Law & Advocacy Center Wills for Low-Income Seniors Clinic
The GWAAR Elder Law & Advocacy Center will be assisting seniors in drafting and signing basic wills and powers of attorney for healthcare and finances. The program provides clients an opportunity to meet with an attorney when they would otherwise not be able to afford it. The one-day events are held four times per year in different locations around the state.
The next clinic will be held on Thursday, April 24 in Oshkosh. They are looking for attorneys, law students, paralegals, notaries, and witnesses to volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift. The morning shift is 9:00-12:30. The afternoon shift is 12:45-4:15. Computers and training are provided through the program.
Please note: hours completed through this opportunity are eligible for recognition in the Pro Bono Society without completion of a Student Project Proposal.
Wills for Heroes- Madison Clinic
Through the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes Program, volunteer lawyers, students and support personnel participate in clinics scheduled for first responder organizations around the state. At these events, volunteer lawyers and students prepare wills and other estate planning documents free of charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Interested students should register as witnesses for the morning, afternoon, or both. Students who are notaries in Wisconsin may register for either a notary or witness slot.
Madison Police Department
Saturday, May 10
9 am to 4 pm
"The Pro Bono Program is an excellent resource available to the
students here at the University of Wisconsin. It provided me with a
great opportunity to obtain real world experience beyond the lessons
learned in the classroom, writing memos, reviewing expert testimony,
providing research in a capital case, and assisting valued members of
the community to prepare their wills. This can be especially helpful to
students who do not have time outside of school and family to pursue a
full-time internship. A key part of our role as future lawyers is to
help people, and the Pro Bono Program helps you do just that."