WRAP to offer free estate-planning workshop

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T06:55:07-04:00 January 18th, 2007|News|

Attorneys from the ACLU and the Stonewall Bar Association will hold a free estate-planning workshop for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Washtenaw Rainbow Action ProjectÕs offices at 319 Braun Ct.
ÒWe think estate planning is an important way to protect LGBT relationships, which currently arenÕt protected Michigan law,Ó said Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLUÕs LGBT Project.
Attorneys from the ACLU and the Stonewall Bar Association, which is comprised of LGBT attorneys and attorneys friendly to the LGBT community, will give workshop attendees an overview of estate-planning issues and will available for individual consultations.
ÒThis workshop is an excellent opportunity for the LGBT community to learn how to protect their relationships, families and wishes concerning property and medical care,Ó said WRAP President Jeremy Merklinger. ÒWe feel this information is needed now more than ever, and this workshop is right in line with WRAPÕs mission to support LGBT individuals in Washtenaw County.Ó
For more information, please call (734) 995-9867 or visit www.wrap-up.org.
WRAP is a resource center that exists to build capacity for successful outcomes of educational, social and political initiatives by and for the queer and ally community in the Washtenaw County area. WRAP welcomes all who support its mission to participate in its activities.

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