On October 13, 2012, the first ever WA Vets Will Clinic was held at Gonzaga University School of Law.
The Spokane County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with partners from Army OneSource, Gonzaga University School of Law, Red Cross - Inland Northwest Region, Vet Center, and Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, provided free estate planning documents to nearly 90 veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
The first legal aid clinic of it's kind in Washington State, the WA Vets Will Clinic was formed in May of 2012 as a coalition of philanthropic, educational, civic, veterans' service organizations dedicated to giving back to former members of the military. Months of careful planning and coordination came to a head on October 13. Over 23 attorney volunteers were on hand, along with students from Gonzaga University School of Law, notaries, and other community volunteers, donating their time and skills for the benefit of veteran recipients.
Although the WA Vets Will Clinic plans on holding its event at Gonzaga University School of Law annually, no date has been formally announced for the next Clinic. Veterans looking to receive free estate planning documents should visit www.WAVetsWillClinic.com and sign up to receive notices of future Clinics. The WA Vets Will Clinic is also looking at expanding into other areas of Washington, including Western Washington. Veterans who wish to be notified of events in their area should also sign up via the WA Vets Will Clinic webpage.
The WA Vets Will Clinic would also like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the October 13, 2012, Clinic: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Etter, McMahon, Lamberson, Clary & Oreskovich, P.C., Garco Construction, Inc., Orange Legal Technologies, Pepsi Beverages Co., The Wake Up Call - Fine Coffee & Espresso.