Free end-of-life legal planning aid for Contra Costa seniors

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, in partnership with American Insurance Group and the city of Concord, is sponsoring a free monthly legal clinic to help seniors prepare an advance health care directive.

News Story (California)

Lisa P. White
Mercury News (San Jose, CA)
July 14, 2016

Tags: Pro Bono, Seniors

Organizations mentioned/involved: Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) (CA)


“When somebody prepares a directive they are giving their family the gift of telling them ahead of time what they want,” said Catherine Cutler, staff counsel and development director with Contra Costa Senior Legal Services.

“What it avoids is terrible family infighting and everyone gathered around trying to decide what the person wants.”

Three pro bono attorneys from AIG’s staff counsel office in Concord will be available by appointment from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle.