Military Community in Jacksonville Receives Free Legal Services from Students and Pro Bono Attorneys

Military Community in Jacksonville Receives Free Legal Services from Students and Pro Bono Attorneys

9/21/2010

The military community at Naval Air Station Jacksonville received free legal services from a group of law students at Florida Coastal School, and some local pro bono attorneys.

Professor Robert Morgan, along with the Pro Bono Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, joined forces in realizing this noble endeavor to help out military personnel who gave much of their lives for the public. Since military personnel spend a lengthy time away from home, their personal needs are often neglected.

The group of students and attorneys helped the military in getting their advance planning documents. Military personnel were aided in completing wills, designating health care surrogates, designating pre-need guardians, executing durable powers of attorney, and also living wills.

Law students helped in explaining what the needed documents are for, and aided the troops in completing and in executing the said documents. This was all done in the presence and supervision of licensed attorneys namely, Robert Morgan, Jessica Dunn, Reese Marshall, Bill Schmidt and Rose Marie Preddy.

Robert Morgan said that it was an honor and privilege for them to do some service for the military troops who have done so much in protecting the freedoms that are being enjoyed by the public. It was a small way of saying ‘Thank you’.

Eleven Florida Coastal law students joined the event.

WRITTEN BY:

blakeh@wellsdrew.com