On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Alston & Bird will partner with Duke Energy and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont on the 2nd annual "Wills for Schools" program, a one-day clinic that provides free wills, estate planning and powers of attorney for Charlotte Mecklenburg School employees. Last year’s event brought together approximately 79 volunteers from Alston & Bird, Duke Energy, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Charlotte School of Law and other local enterprises to prepare wills and other estate planning documents for local public school teachers and other school employees. The team completed wills and related estate planning documents for 80 very appreciative clients. The estimated value of pro bono services provided was more than $80,000. This event was the largest single-day community service/client partnership event ever undertaken by Alston & Bird.
“When we first discussed a pro bono project with Duke Energy, CMS was an easy choice,” says Brian Ellsworth, Alston & Bird partner and Pro Bono Chair of the Charlotte office. “Our public schools are under tremendous pressure, and CMS employees are often asked to make do with extremely limited resources. Donating our time to help them is one small way of thanking them for their hard work and dedication.”
The clinic will be held in Alston & Bird’s office on South Tryon Street from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012. To schedule an appointment, contact email@example.com