I’ve now gone on several will-drafting retreats across the state of North Carolina, but I suspect this will be the most memorable. There are multiple reasons for this. For one, I am starting to feel comfortable with the entire drafting process—not only compiling documents and spotting potential issues, but also conducting the client interviews, explaining complex documents and concepts, and generally communicating with clients.
I had four clients throughout the trip, and one of the things that surprised me most was how that they were as diverse as four people could be with respect to educational background, race, and socioeconomic status. They all had interesting stories and special situations which affected their wills. And they all picked up on nuances in their wills and the other advance directives that I’m not sure that I would have picked up on my first time through.