Free Life-Planning Legal Assistance to NYC Front-Line Health Care Workers to be Provided by City Bar Justice Center

New York, March 30, 2020 – The City Bar Justice Center’s Planning & Estates Law Project (PELP) will provide free, remote legal assistance to New York City front-line health care workers in preparing simple life-planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney, designations of standby guardians and health care proxies.

PELP consists of a panel of experienced Trust and Estates attorneys who provide advice and assistance to clients on estate matters and document preparation.

“PELP is pleased to provide this service in response to the COVID-19 crisis in recognition of the incredibly brave and dedicated health care workers on the front lines,” said Pamela Ehrenkranz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, who is leading the initiative with Michael Arlein of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and with the support of the City Bar Justice Center’s staff.

New York City front-line Health Care workers can apply for PELP assistance on the Justice Center’s website or by calling 212-382-6756.


About the City Bar Justice Center
The City Bar Justice Center increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. The Justice Center operates the city’s largest civil legal hotline and annually provides direct legal representation, information and advocacy to over 20,000 poor and vulnerable New Yorkers in areas including immigration, veterans assistance, homelessness, trusts and estates, cancer advocacy, and elderlaw.