Department of Neighborhoods

Wills Clinics

Do you need a will? Register for a Wills Clinic!

The Department of Neighborhoods and Houston Volunteer Lawyers are partnering to sponsor Wills Clinics. The clinics are staffed by volunteer lawyers who prepare wills and other estate planning documents for low-income clients and their families free of charge.
Estate planning documents include simple wills, medical power of attorney, HIPAA releases, declaration of a guardian, living wills and durable power of attorney.

2024 Wills Clinics dates:

Monday, May 20th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, June 17th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, July 15th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, August 19th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, September 16th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, October 21st, 9am to 12pm
Monday, November 18th, 9am to 12pm
Monday, December 16th, 9am to 12pm

Registration & Screening Interview
Interested persons will need to complete a screening interview in advance. The purpose of the screening is to give clients the opportunity to talk to volunteer attorneys about their wishes, ask questions, and get instructions as to records and information they will need for the preparation of their wills and other legal documents.

Attendance of Two Wills Clinic Sessions Required
Approved clients will be asked to attend two Wills Clinic sessions, each scheduled about a month apart.

At the first session, volunteer attorneys consult with clients regarding their wishes, review records furnished by clients, and ascertain whether additional records or information is needed for the preparation of the legal documents.

At the second session, volunteer attorneys will prepare and execute clients’ wills and other estate documents.

For more information, call Rachel Gutierrez at 832-393-0887 or email

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