The University of Missouri School of Law will partner with the MU Family Impact Center to provide free estate planning services to residents from Boone County and surrounding areas this fall through the Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program.

Ten current Mizzou Law students, under the supervision of Adjunct Associate Professor Cynthia Barchet, a local practitioner, will meet with potential clients who seek estate-planning services on the evenings of October 30, November 1, and November 3. Students will prepare uncomplicated wills with an emphasis on persons who have minor children. All services will be free of charge.

Those interested in participating in the Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program should contact Jennifer Riedy Clark, director of public interest programs at the School of Law, at 573-882-0940, or the Family Impact Center at 573-882-2428, to complete an application intake sheet. Selected applicants will be contacted to set up an appointment.

The individual consultations and document preparation offer estate planning information and services to area residents while also assisting Mizzou Law students in gaining and honing their legal skills, as well as exposing them to the importance of pro bono work.

The Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning program was able to provide estate-planning documents for twenty clients last year and we hope to help as many or more this year.