The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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February 12, 2014

Clinic will assist county residents with “end-of-life” documents

TARBORO — A pro bono wills clinic will offer “peace of mind” to some county residents – peace of mind that when they die, the material possessions that they have worked so hard to acquire in their lifetime will go to the people they have in mind.

To Chris Heaney, attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, that peace of mind is what end-of-life legal documents provide. The Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension is partnering with the Coalition to bring the pro bono wills clinic to Tarboro the weekend of Feb. 22-23. The clinic in Room 121 of the county administration building will assist county residents with the preparation of “end-of-life” legal documents free of charge.

“I think it’s important because a lot of times people might not have access to legal counsel or they might not have the financial resources to pay for that type of document,” said Jamilla Hawkins, community and rural development agent for the cooperative extension.

“The Southern Coalition really wants to give legal services to communities that are underserved,” Heaney said.

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