Blog Posts: Miranda A. Wodarski

Miranda A. Wodarski

If There's A Will, There's A Way!

Tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, 22 UNC law students crawled out of bed to venture out onto the Reservation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians to host a wills clinic with Legal Aid of North Carolina at a senior citizens center in the community. Exhausted from a long day of travel and training yesterday, we retired early to our hotel rooms and then we made sure to eat a hearty breakfast and to drink a full cup of coffee before heading out this morning.

 

The senior center, full of Christmas decorations and holiday cheer, welcomed us and made plenty of room for us to spred our wills documents out and to charge our laptops. The morning crowd was slow, but as soon as lunchtime rolled around and bellies began to fill, many more people began making appointments to have last will and testament, advanced directive, power of attorney, and health care power of attorney documents executed. We were put in pairs of two or three to work together to help each client with their specific needs. Every group was able to meet with clients, and we ended the day with 18 clients served and over 20 documents executed. Each client left the building feeling both relieved and happy that such important documents could now be checked off of their to-do lists.


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No Comments | Posted by Miranda A. Wodarski on Wed. January 4, 2017 2:00 PM
Categories: Winter Break Trip 2016

If There's A Will, There's A Way

Day 2 of the UNC Pro Bono Wills Trip is taking place in Avery County Senior Center today. We left our hotel in Boone, NC at 8:15 this morning to arrive at 9:00 sharp knowing we had several appointments at 9:30. Upon our arrival, clients were already anxiously waiting for us in the main lobby of this quaint senior center. Several clients already knew that the UNC law school hosts a wills clinic each year in Western, North Carolina and were very excited to participate this year.


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No Comments | Posted by Miranda A. Wodarski on Tue. March 10, 2015 4:53 PM
Categories: Spring Break 2015 (Western)

A Will To Do Pro Bono

Bright eyed and bushy-tailed, our adventure began at 7:15 a.m. this morning as 14 law students pulled out of Chapel Hill and journeyed to Boone, NC. We safely arrived at Western Watauga Senior Center to wrap up our training with Legal Aid of N.C. and to get our Wills clinics started.

We helped a handful of clients today but are expecting three times as many tomorrow. Many law students came without any expectations but in just one day, with the help of our peers and Legal Aid attorneys, we have already been very successful in writing wills for the elderly of Boone, NC.


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No Comments | Posted by Miranda A. Wodarski on Mon. March 9, 2015 9:44 PM
Categories: Spring Break 2015 (Western)

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