What is in it for you, the volunteer attorney, to help out free legal clinics?

I enjoyed the opportunity to help a couple of local seniors address their estate plans at a recent CCLS Senior Legal Clinic in Merced.

My two clients had “modest” estates.  They had questions.  They had concerns.  They wanted to make sure their heirs understood what was needed and what they wanted.

They were genuinely concerned about what will happen when they pass from this mortal realm.  They wanted to make sure their passing caused the least amount of disruption to their family’s lives.

But they did not know … what they did not know.

They needed a little professional guidance and help.

Sure, their issues were relatively simple and not very challenging, professionally.

But… what did I get out of helping these two seniors?

It was FUN to help them!

It was GRATIFYING to be able to allay some of their doubts and fears!

The BEST part, was the relief and smiles on their faces that “someone” heard their concerns and was willing and able to help them!

Giving them a reason to smile is one of the best parts of being an attorney.  The knowledge and opportunity to help someone else is a great combination!

It is good for your psyche.

I challenge you to put a little volunteer effort into helping make the world just a little better place when you have an opportunity to do so.  One upcoming opportunity is April 22 at Joe Herb Park!  Softball Flyer_v3_2