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Volunteers of Legal Service to provide free legal assistance to COVID-19 frontline workers

July 20, 2020 Rob Abruzzese
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In order to ensure that the people fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic are taken care of, the Volunteers of Legal Service announced last week that the group has launched a COVID-19 Frontline & Healthcare Workers Initiative to ensure that workers’ legal needs are met regardless of their ability to pay for services.

The group wants to ensure that as many frontline health care workers get free access to pro bono attorneys for services such as power of attorney, medical advance directives, control of remains and standby guardianship forms at a time when these workers are more vulnerable to incapacity and death.

“We are both humbled and honored to be able to provide free legal services to these frontline healthcare workers who ​are putting their health ​and lives on the line,” said Marcia Levy, VOLS executive director. “We believe that by providing them with life planning services, we will empower them to protect their legal, financial, and healthcare decisions and provide peace of mind.”

This initiative is a partnership between VOLS, the Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, DC37 Municipal Employees Legal Services, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and many other firms.

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