On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Attorney Susan L. Meter, along with her co-chair Dan Heilbrun, held a Wills for Heroes event for the firefighters and their spouses in Ramona. After several years of obstacles, Ms. Meter has finally achieved the goal of making Wills for Heroes a successful event that will now be an ongoing program holding quarterly events for first responders in San Diego County.
After postponing the event originally scheduled for May 4 due to fires in Los Angeles County, a total of 14 firefighters and their spouses were provided with estate planning documents at Saturday's event in Ramona. To give more firefighters an opportunity to participate, the Wills for Heroes program will go back to Ramona in the winter when there is typically less fire activity.
The Wills for Heroes program provides free simple estate planning documents for first responders. Wills for Heroes first partnered with the San Diego County Bar Association in 2008. For more information about the Wills for Heroes national program, you can visithttp://www.willsforheroes.org/.
The next event is expected to take place in or around September 2013. If you are a member of the San Diego County Bar and would like to join the Wills for Heroes Committee, please visit http://www.willsforheroes.org/.
Visit the San Diego County Bar Association website to find out about upcoming events.