Low-income seniors and people with a terminal illness can get a legal hand with making a will, through programs offered by Access Pro Bono.
Last year, 231 individuals accessed the Wills Clinic Program provided by Access Pro Bono, in partnership with the federal Department of Justice and the provincial Ministry of Justice. Volunteer lawyers and articling students, trained by Access Pro Bono in wills and estates practice, assist low-income seniors (55 years-plus) and people with terminal illnesses who wish to create a simple will, representation agreement or power of attorney.
For those who live outside the Lower Mainland, Access Pro Bono’s province-wide Wills
& Estates Program features a roster of volunteer lawyers willing to provide pro bono legal assistance or representation to low-income individuals with wills and estate matters that may involve basic wills, letters of administration, powers of attorney, committeeship applications, probate letters and representation agreements.
To access this service, call 1-877-762-6664 and ask for the lawyer roster service.