Kris Beecher (3L), Blair Tarman (2L), and Irvin Williams (3L) worked with ILP alumni to present the Quechan Wills Clinic on Feb. 28 and 29. The Wills Clinic, led by Faculty Associate Helen Burtis (’08), was part of this semester’s Indian Legal Clinic’s course. The student attorneys met with Quechan Indian Tribe members individually to discuss the member’s estate planning needs. Each student attorney then drafted a member’s will, which was executed the next day. Jim Palmer, Jr. (’04), Simon Gertler (’18) and Margaret Hirchak (’12), all ILP alumni and attorneys at Rosette, LLP, provided supervision and mentorship to the students and also provided estate planning services to Tribal members.
Thanks to the Wills Clinic at ASU Law’s Indian Legal Clinic, 14 members received wills that covered their allotments, trust personalty and other non-trust property.