Assisted Seniors With Powers of Attorney and Living Will Documents
On Friday, July 18, for the second consecutive year, Drinker Biddle’s Chicago office partnered with the Exelon Law Department for a significant pro bono project, this time to staff the Center for Disability and Elder Law’s Senior Center Initiative (SCI).
Thirty-eight attorneys and paralegals from the Chicago office joined 68 Exelon attorneys, paralegals and administrators at the Bridgeview Senior Center to assist clients with the preparation of Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property and Living Will documents. These documents help seniors avoid potential abuse and financial exploitation, and prepare for possible guardianship proceedings, should they later become incapacitated.
All Exelon and Drinker Biddle attendees participated in a CLE program at the firm’s Chicago office, which was presented by a CDEL staff attorney, before boarding buses to Bridgeview, a nearby Chicago suburb. The clients were pre-screened prior to the event and arrived at Bridgeview ready to review and sign their documents. They left with final, fully executed advance directive documents. Buses then took all Exelon and Drinker Biddle participants to a downtown Chicago restaurant for a luncheon hosted by Exelon.
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