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Wills for Heroes Program FAQ:

  • What legal services do Heroes need from attorneys?
    Free preparation of the following documents for first responders, healthcare providers* and their spouses/partners:

    • Wills
    • Durable Powers of Attorney for Property Management
    • Advance Health Care Directives
      *Healthcare providers are included in this year’s expansion of the program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How will I connect with my Hero clients?
    Attorneys will be matched with a Hero for a virtual meeting to prepare the documents. (Estimate 30-60 minutes per client.) The Hero will be responsible for coordinating with the attorney to set a time for a phone call or video meeting between May 4 and June 30. Once you’ve prepared their documents, Heroes can then make arrangements to get them notarized.
  • Who qualifies as a “Hero”?
    • First responders in the greater San Diego area including:
    • Firefighters
    • Paramedics
    • EMT/EMS
    • Police officers
    • Correction/Probation officers
    • Licensed healthcare workers in the greater San Diego area (included in this year’s expansion of the program during the COVID-19 pandemic):
    • Doctors
    • RNs, LPNs, PAs, CNAs, or technicians
    • Respiratory therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Residents/interns/medical students

Eligible participants may be full-time, part-time, reserve, volunteer, or retired, and may be affiliated with any federal, tribal state, county, town, city, local, township, parish, municipality, province, or other government unit or geographic entity. Participants qualify if they have an estate and net worth valued at less than $500,000. Net worth consists of cash, personal property, stock and bonds, real estate (equity only), savings, cash value of life insurance policy, and retirement assets like a 401(k) or an IRA. Heroes who don’t qualify will be directed to the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) program. 

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