Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
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Atlanta Police Employees Offered Free Wills from Nelson Mullins Law Firm
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough attorneys will be discussing estate planning with Atlanta police officers and civilian employees on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlanta Police Department headquarters.
Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner will be available at 9 a.m. to discuss the importance of this program to first responders. Media also are invited to shoot footage of the event at that time.
"No one likes to think about estate planning, but the reality is that having your affairs in order is critical to making sure your loved ones are taken care of, and not burdened financially," said Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner. "We are grateful for the time and effort the lawyers, paralegals and other employees of Nelson Mullins are dedicating to ensure the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department make these important preparations."
BACKGROUND: The events of September 11, 2001, serve as a stark reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by firefighters, police, and emergency medical technicians every day. First response personnel devote their lives to serving their communities and are prepared to pay the ultimate price in the line of duty. In an effort to show appreciation for their efforts and sacrifices, Nelson Mullins attorneys offer the Nelson Mullins Wills for Heroes Program. The program offers first response personnel free will preparation services. Since the program's inception, Nelson Mullins attorneys have provided thousands of free wills.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 430 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com, or call 803.255.9794.
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