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Non-Profit Lawyer Group To Hold Event To Help Seniors Designate A Durable Power Of Attorney

Hugo Phan

Lawyers will work with older adults who want to designate a durable power of attorney at an event on Tuesday in Wichita.

The event, targeting individuals 60 and older, will offer the opportunity to appoint someone as a durable power of attorney to handle their affairs if they become incapacitated.

Lawyers from Kansas Legal Services, a non-profit law firm and community education organization, will assist with the effort. Melody McCray-Miller, who’s coordinating the event says it’s important to have legal documents completed.

“It just eases the stress and makes it really clear that there’s a dependable person that has been decided on to make these very, very important decisions,” McCray-Miller says.

Without a power of attorney, a family member might have to go through court proceedings to appoint someone to make decisions.

McCray-Miller anticipates it will take about 15 minutes per individual with lawyers on site to complete the paperwork.

The power of attorney document is valid up until a person dies.

The free event is Tuesday at Grant Chapel AME Church , 2750 N. Hillside in Wichita from 4-6 p.m.


Carla Eckels is Assistant News Director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.