August 02, 2023

Eskenazi Health Medical-Legal Partnership Hosts Wills Clinic

Indiana Lawyer

Benefits and executive compensation associate Emily Kile-Maxwell and corporate associate Rachel Phillips coauthored an article for Indiana Lawyer that discusses the Medical-Legal Partnership’s annual Wills and Advanced Care Planning Clinic hosted by Eskenazi Health.

Kile-Maxwell and Phillips explain that the Medical-Legal Partnership, the longest-standing medical-legal partnership in Indiana, seeks to address conditions in environments in which people live, learn, work and otherwise go about their daily lives that affect their health status. They add that through the annual wills clinic, volunteer attorneys and paraprofessionals provide pro bono will drafting and other end-of-life planning services to Eskenazi Health patients.

The authors note that Eskenazi Health partners with Faegre Drinker to put on the wills clinic each summer. Anna Kirkman, associate chief counsel at Eskenazi Health, explained that the partnership began with the Medical-Legal Partnership making individual end-of-life care planning referrals to Faegre Drinker and eventually developed into “a high-impact clinic model.”

Kile-Maxwell and Phillips note that Faegre Drinker provides training to attorneys, paraprofessionals and summer associates from a variety of practice areas prior to their participation in the wills clinic. This year’s clinic, held on June 27, 2023, at the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, resulted in approximately 58 unique legal documents being drafted and executed for patients in a span of four hours.

The full article is available for Indiana Lawyer subscribers.

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