Proskauer’s Private Client Services lawyers in the Firm’s Boca Raton office have a wide range of experience in trusts and estate planning, and wanted to give back to the community in a meaningful way. With this intention, we formed a partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County to provide wills for veterans. Founded in 1949, the Legal Aid Society is a leading advocate on a wide variety of issues for the poor and disadvantaged in our area.
This pro bono project, which we initiated in November, provides estate planning services to the men and women who have served our country. In addition to preparing the necessary estate planning documents for clients, and providing guidance throughout the process, our lawyers and paralegals attend bi-monthly legal clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Society to meet with the veterans and assist with the pro bono client intake process. We also have recruited other professional advisors within the community to provide other important services for the veterans that are outside of our scope of expertise.
Our entire Private Client Services Department is committed to making the estate planning process easy and accessible for our clients, and to making a difference in our community. In the first month alone, we began work with six new clients.