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Two opportunities in May to find answers to your legal questions

Learn about Estate Planning, Wills, and Durable Powers of Attorney at presentation in Shelburne Falls & one day to get free legal advice by phone

On Monday, May 22, 2017, at 2 p.m., Kate Downes, a local estate planning and elder law attorney, will present a free workshop in the community room at Highland Village, located at 1 Highland Village in Shelburne Falls, Mass., a quarter of a mile from the village center.

Attorney Downes will discuss the various documents essential to ensuring that, in the event of your incapacity, your medical wishes are known and business matters can be attended to and, upon your death, your estate (no matter how small!) can be easily and properly settled. She will discuss various documents, including Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and HIPAA forms. There will be plenty of time for questions following the program.

Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free and open to the public.

This event is being offered by the Supportive Housing Program at LifePath.

Dial-A-Lawyer on May 24

If you reside in any of the four counties of Western Mass and are in need of free legal advice, you can call the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Call 413-782-1659 to speak to a volunteer lawyer at no charge. If you call and get a busy signal, hang up and try again; this number is not toll free, and normal phone charges will apply.