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Media Contact: Suzanne Cibotti
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MEDIA ADVISORY
Young Lawyers to Draft Wills for Local First Responders

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2008 The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, together with the Wills for Heroes Foundation and the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, will be drafting free wills for about 100 Beverly Hills firefighters and police officers on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. PT at the Beverly Hills Fire Department’s Fire Station 1.

Part of the YLD’s 2007-2008 public service project, Wills for Heroes, this event will be held in conjunction with the ABA Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles, Feb. 6-12. A creation of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, this unique pro bono program provides free wills and other basic estate planning documents to emergency first responders, their spouses and domestic partners.

To date, the Wills for Heroes Foundation has assisted more than 7,000 emergency first responders in several states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

For more information on Wills for Heroes, visit http://www.abanet.org/yld/wills/home.html or www.willsforheroes.org.

Who:    American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Wills for Heroes Foundation, Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers

What:   Wills for Heroes event, free wills and other basic estate planning documents for local first responders

Where: Beverly Hills Fire Department’s Fire Station 1

Fire Department Training Room
445 N. Rexford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. PST

Note to Editors: Jimmy Delshad, mayor of Beverly Hills, is expected to make an appearance at noon on Saturday to proclaim Feb. 9, 2008 Wills for Heroes Day. Accredited reporters are welcome to cover this and any event at the conference for free. To obtain press credentials, please contact Suzanne Cibotti at 312/988-6142 or cibottis@staff.abanet.org. For inquiries related to the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, contact Libby Huebner at 562/799-6055 or nyjazz@aol.com.


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