July 13, 2012
New Coordinator Named for Pro Bono Wills Clinics
With the exponential growth in demand for wills clinics in the Central Ohio area, PACO Pro Bono Chairperson Teresa Scharf (Bricker & Eckler) has appointed Lucinda Miller (Freund Freeze & Arnold) as the PACO/LASC Pro Bono Wills Clinics Coordinator.
To date this year, PACO and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus have conducted 11 clinics and served over 100 clients in providing Simple Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives. The success of the program is driven in large part by the dedication of clinic volunteers, especially Teresa Scharf, her husband Fred Scharf, and Marcia Palof of LASC. The demand has increased significantly since the program's inception in 2010, creating a need for an additional executive volunteer. In order to offer more clinics, Ms. Miller volunteered to assume the role of coordinator. She now facilitates scheduling and assists with site visits and the initial document construction.
Ms. Miller is an active member of the PACO Pro Bono and Public Relations committees, in addition to her new position as wills clinic coordinator.