It happens far too often: A loved one passes away and family members discover the person had no will. During what is already a stressful time, tensions rise as families try to sort out the final wishes of their loved ones.
Creating a will is the last thing on our minds when we are young. We don’t want to think about what will happen to us when we get older —that is years away and life is for living now! Additionally, we don’t want to pay the cost for a lawyer and give up the time it takes to create this important legal document. If we do have a will, it may be out of date or invalid if laws have changed since it was originally created.
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL WILLS WEEK in NOVEMBER
The Faculty of Law, in partnership with Resolve Legal Group, is hosting the 2nd annual Wills Weeks, from Nov. 1 to 15, 2018 to bring awareness to the public about the importance of wills, to raise funds for the Calgary Counselling Centre and to aid veterans (with a free will) in southern Alberta.
“Getting a will done can be costly for many people,” says Cyndy Morin, founder of Resolve Legal Group, family law lawyer was 27 whose partner passed away without a will.
Students gain experience; clients get a will
“We pride ourselves on the amount of practical experience our students can earn while in law school,” -Ian Holloway, dean of the law school.
Students in the Faculty of Law who participate in Wills Weeks will gain practical experience in drafting wills, file management, client management, and collaboration with a supervising senior counsel. Students will each be assigned a client, and will work closely with a supervising lawyer to work through the process for their clients.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Cyndy and the law firm to provide this experiential learning opportunity for our students and to support a great organization in the Calgary Counselling Centre.”
Clients who wish to participate in Wills Weeks donate $300 to the Calgary Counselling Centre. Clients who are veterans will get their wills completed free. Interested Calgarians can register below.
“This event will allow people to get a complete legal will in exchange for an affordable donation, while giving back to the community at the same time. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”
– Cyndy Morin, Resolve Legal Group.