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Jenner & Block Provides Essential Legal Services to Nation's First Responders

Jenner & Block recently partnered with Exelon, the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Wills for Heroes Foundation to host a one-day program providing essential estate planning documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and their spouses.

Jenner & Block attorneys from the Firm’s Private Client and Tax Practices provided training to the Exelon volunteers prior to the event and estate planning advice on the day of the event. The program, which was held at the Exelon Midwest Fire Training Academy in Morris, Illinois, was organized by Exelon’s LaShonda Hunt.

The Firm also sponsored a Wills for Heroes Foundation event for U.S. Park Police officers on August 9 in New York at the Statue of Liberty. Jenner & Block attorneys served as trust and estate advisors for the program.

Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. By helping first responders plan now, they ensure their family's legal affairs are in order in case a tragedy hits. The 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit Wills for Heroes Foundation supports these Wills programs, giving back to the community and "protecting those who protect us."

The Jenner & Block team that worked with Wills for Heroes included Partners Debra M. Doyle, John W. Newlin, John J. Buttita, and Geoffrey M. Davis.