The Steinberg Law Firm announced plans to extend its season of giving through the start of the new year. The Charleston, South Carolina-based firm is offering a Free Will Clinic for firefighters, police officers and emergency medical service (EMS) workers. The program will last through January and aims to ensure that the workers’ dependents and assets are properly managed in the event of an accident or death.
“The firm wishes to honor the commitment these workers have put forth in the community. They have commonly been found to have zero Simple Wills, Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Power of Attorneys and Living Wills,” the firm said in a statement. “The Steinberg Law Firm wants to counteract these shortcomings by making these services accessible for each worker’s unique situation, reducing the unacceptable gap in this field of sacrifice and utmost loyalty.”
On the first day of the Steinberg Law Firm’s Pro Bono Will Clinic, the Summerville Police Department received nearly a dozen wills and healthcare powers of attorney. Attorney Kelly Alfreds leads the program along with the assistance of attorneys: Kevin Holmes, Catherine Meehan and Joshua Giancola. The paralegals in the personal injury firm’s Summerville office acted as witnesses and notaries for the police officers. Attorney Alfreds lead a similar program in the winter of 2014 alongside Summerville Attorney Steven Goldberg, where dozens of police officers received wills free of charge.
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