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Transactional Law - Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives Clinic

This clinic focuses on assisting low-income clients with Wills, Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney matters. Students receive valuable hands-on training in:

  • Interviewing clients

  • Preparing cases

  • Drafting Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives

Learn more about the clinic by contacting Professor Grace W. Orsatti at orsattig@duq.edu or contacting the clinical legal education office.

Clinic News

Night of the Living Will

On October 30, 2019 students from the Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives Clinic will share information to the Duquesne community about the importance of advance healthcare planning. Join them at the Duquesne Union Atrium from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives Clinic partners with Allegheny County Bar Foundation for CLE & Pro Bono Event

Duquesne University School of Law's Pro Bono Program collaborated with the Allegheny County Bar Foundation for National Pro Bono Week. Over sixty attorneys attended a CLE on October 18 organized by Grace Orsatti and Barbara Griffin. Attorneys recieved training on how to assist low-income clients with wills and advance healthcare directives. Attendees also enjoyed a lively medical-legal overview of end-of-life healthcare decision making from experts in the medical and legal fields. Pro Bono student manager Mariah shared her personal experiences about pro bono work while in law school. Volunteer attorneys, assisted by students, drafted wills and advanced directives for low-income clients in Hazelwood on October 19.