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President Honors Wills for Heroes Volunteers

PHOENIX - Eighteen of Arizona's lawyers received the President's Volunteer Service Award in a special presentation at the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education on Dec. 9, 2010. The award was presented by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation,  " in recognition and appreciation of their commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service."

All of the recipients volunteer for Arizona's Wills for Heroes® program, and several serve on the program's Steering Committee.  Lawyers honored were Trisha Baggs, Stasy Click, Michella Kras, AnnMarie Primorac, Brandan Batt, Jane larrabee, Jane Proctor, Jay Bidwell, Jeff Jacobson, Denise McClain and Andrew Westle. Christine Faber, a notary, was recognized for coordinating volunteer notaries for all of Arizona's Wills for Heroes® events.

Those honored for donating more than 100 volunteer hours to the program were Susan Trujillo, Patti Shelton, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Marian Zapata-Rossa, Rebecca Elliott, Nicole Cantelme, and Co Horgan.

Wills for Heroes programs operate in ten states and have provided more than 7,000 free estate planning documents for first responders, including wills, living wills and powers of attorney. All Arizona first responders, other than enlisted and reserve military members, are eligible for this free service.  The program also offers free wills to the emergency responder's spouse, domestic partner or surviving spouse.

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