Kyle Nelson (left) from the APS Legal team sits down with Vietnam War veteran and helicopter pilot Randall Ramsey (right) to go over details of Mr. Ramsey’s estate planning needs.

December 5, 2017

AZ Business Magazine

Veterans receive free estate planning services

Valley veterans were recently provided an opportunity to receive free estate planning services at the Wills for Arizona Veteran Heroes Clinic hosted by APS. More than 40 volunteers from the APS legal team, Snell & Wilmer and Ballard Spahr joined together to put on the one-day clinic in which 28 veterans were provided with pertinent estate planning documents.  

The program was made possible by the Wills For Heroes Foundation, Inc. and the Arizona Wills for Heroes affiliate, who allowed APS to use its program for veterans. In total, 80 legal documents ranging from basic wills, personal financial or durable power of attorney and advanced medical directive documents were prepared and provided to the veterans who served in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force. 

“Hearing some of these veterans’ stories was inspirational to all of us who had the opportunity to volunteer for this clinic,” said Diane Wood, Associate General Counsel at APS. “From a helicopter pilot in Vietnam to an Army nurse who served 22 years and traveled the world, it was an honor to assist in preparing these documents to ensure that these veterans’ affairs are in order and their loved ones are taken care of.”

All services at the clinic are provided at no cost with more than 200 volunteer hours contributed and over 30 pro bono hours of legal service given at this inaugural clinic. In coordination with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, APS has scheduled additional clinics for February 15, May 17, August 16 and November 15 in 2018. For more information on the APS clinics and parameters for qualification, please contact APS at 602-250-3020 or send an e-mail to