The University of Tennessee College of Law has added a Wills Clinic to its clinical offerings. Law students will prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents free of charge for eligible clients under the supervision of adjunct professor Barbara Johnson, an experienced estate planner. Client eligibility depends on financial wherewithal and other factors.
The Wills Clinic is underwritten by a grant from the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Amy Morris Hess, a UT Knoxville Distinguished Service Professor, the Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis and Williford Gragg Distinguished Professor of Law, and an academic fellow of ACTEC, was instrumental in obtaining the two-year grant. The grant includes seed money to establish a permanent endowment for the Wills Clinic.
The Wills Clinic will accept members of the nonexempt staff of the University as clients as time permits and provided that the staff members meet all the guidelines.
If you are interested in having the Wills Clinic do estate planning for you, contact Patti Anderson at 974-2331.