In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the duration of the Declaration of Emergency, the Frontenac Law Association (FLA) is announcing an initiative for local frontline and essential service workers with respect to obtaining wills and power of attorney documents at a “pay what you can afford” fee with a participating local lawyer.
It is the belief of the FLA Executive that this “pay what you can afford” will and power of attorney initiative will assist the public in this time of stress and need.
Members of the public who are frontline and essential service workers who wish to have wills or power of attorney documents completed should contact a lawyer participating in this initiative listed below.
Those with questions should contact FLA President, Warren WhiteKnight, at 613 384 5886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HCLA defence lawyer Ruth Roberts of Bonn Law started a project to serve one brunch per month. These brunches are timed for the end of each month when social assistance cheques run out, and the brunch project has been a welcome addition for more than just a few people.
Now called the HCLA Brunch Bunch, they served their first ‘brunch’ at the Salvation Army on March 23, 2019. Lawyers and legal community volunteers have now done 5 brunches to date, and served approximately 700 people in Belleville. Many of the guests take food home with them to assist their families during the week.
There are plans to continue expanding the program over time with the aid of donations and funding. If you want to talk to Ruth about this legal community project, she can be reached at (613) 771-0600. Her secretary is Jeremy McCaughen.