Legal Aid of NC and UNC School of Law to offer free advance directives clinics in Boone, West Jefferson and North Wilkesboro, March 8-11
February 15, 2010 MEDIA RELEASE, LANC-New Bern Office


(Boone, NC) – Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) and the UNC School of Law are teaming up to offer free advance directive and wills preparation clinics during the week of March 8-11.

Advance directives are legal documents that allow a person to convey his or her decisions about distribution of property and end-of-life care ahead of time, such as wills, powers of attorney, healthcare powers of attorney and living wills.

“These legal documents are critical tools that will help you preserve your property for future generations and will let others know of your wishes related to end-of-life and emergency medical care,” says Denise Lockett, managing attorney of the LANC-Boone Office.  “Our clinic will give clients the opportunity to complete any or all of these important legal documents in one day, at no cost to them, during convenient, scheduled appointments.”

The advance directive documents will be drafted by law students and reviewed by licensed attorneys.  Eligible clients will have the opportunity to complete all legal requirements (including signing, witnessing and notarizing) during their appointments.  The law students will be working with and under the supervision of attorneys from Legal Aid of North Carolina, the UNC Pro Bono Program and the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

In Boone, appointments will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 8th at the St. Luke's Episcopal Church located at 170 Council Street, behind the Earth Fare.

In West Jefferson, appointments will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10th at the Ashe Services for Aging located at 180 Chatty Rob Lane.

The Wilkes County appointments will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th at the Wilkes Senior Center and Respite Care of Wilkes County located at 228 Fairplains School Road, North Wilkesboro.

These legal services will be provided free of charge, but individuals must meet the eligibility requirements for Legal Aid of North Carolina.  To determine if you are eligible for this program and to schedule an appointment, contact the LANC-Boone Office at 828-264-5640 or 800-849-5666.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) is a statewide nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to eligible, low-income residents.  LANC serves all 100 counties of North Carolina through 24 geographically located offices across the state.  The LANC-Boone Office serves clients in Ashe Avery, Alleghany, Wilkes, Watauga, Mitchell and Yancey Counties and is located at 171 Grand Blvd. in Boone, NC.

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Denise A. Lockett, (Managing Attorney, LANC-Boone Office), Boone, NC,

Katie Bowler (Assistant Dean for Communications, UNC School of Law), Chapel Hill, NC,
919- 843-7148

Dock Kornegay (Director, Public Relations & Development, Legal Aid of NC), Raleigh, NC,



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