The Advance Directives Initiative—sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. & the Memphis Bar Association—began in 2008 with the purpose of circulating and discussing advance directive forms with patients, regardless of financial need, and free of charge. Tennessee law and public policy favor the use of these forms (i.e. living will, power of attorney), and it is our goal to assist in educating those who need the forms and in setting up these documents for these individuals.
Through the Advance Directives Initiative, hospitals and healthcare facilities in the greater Memphis area may obtain a list of attorneys willing to assist patients in need with setting up advance directives, even under emergency circumstances that may arise after normal business hours. If you are an attorney licensed in Tennessee, Mississippi and/or Arkansas who would like to volunteer as an on-call attorney for the Advance Directives Initiative, please click here for more details and to sign up.
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