The wills clinic provided the participants with a simple will with a personal property memorandum, a living will or declaration for a desire of natural death, and a health care power of attorney. These estate planning documents and advance directives were provided free of charge to the responders that took part in the clinic and were witnessed and notarized on scene at the clinic so that everyone could leave with completed documents. The inherent risk and dangers associated with being a first responder such a police or fire fighter makes the need for an estate plan especially great and critical. The first responders that put their lives on the line every day to serve everyone in the community and it is a small way that attorneys can say thank you by putting on the clinic. Attorney Evan Guthrie participated in the Columbia wills clinic for the second year in a row and this was the second first responder clinic he took part in during the year after being a part of the one in Charleston SC earlier in the month. Attorney Guthrie enjoyed being able to use his legal skills to give back and looks forward to participating in future events for the Young Lawyers Division.
Evan Guthrie Law Firm is licensed to practice law throughout the state of South Carolina. The Evan Guthrie Law Firm practices in the areas of estate planning probate wills living trust special needs trusts personal injury accident and divorce and family law and entertainment law. For further information visit his website at http://www.ekglaw.com . Follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/