Wills for Heroes Program


The Wills for Heroes Foundation provides essential estate planning documents free of charge to our nation's veterans and first responders. The Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and Exelon have partnered with the national Wills for Heroes Foundation to offer this service in Chicago, and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, now offers these services virtually and to qualifying COVID-19 essential healthcare workers. To learn more about our programming, click on the appropriate link below.

The Wills for Heroes Program is not accepting clients at this time. We will resume accepting clients for our Fall/Winter virtual estate planning program in the near future. 
Please check back or email wills@chicagobar.org for further updates.

Virtual Estate Planning Program


In-Person Clinics


Program Contact Information

For all other program questions, please contact Wills For Heroes Committee Co-Chairs Joe Busnengo or John Festa. For general inquires, contact the YLS Department of The Chicago Bar Association at 312-554-2031 or wills@chicagobar.org.

Program Training

It is recommended that all first-time Wills for Heroes volunteers complete the training session.
 Click here to view the October 12, 2020 training sessionPlease note that you can only receive one Wills for Heroes CLE credit per calendar year.