Pro Bono - Wills for Heroes


TBPA paralegals have partnered with the Hillsborough County Bar Association, in conjunction with the national Wills for Heroes Foundation, to ensure the success of the Wills for Heroes program for Hillsborough County, Florida. 


The Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents free of charge to Hillsborough County’s first responders and their spouses or domestic partners, including wills, health care advance directives and durable powers of attorney. Qualified first responders include firefighters, police officers, paramedics and corrections and probation officers from federal, state, county, city and town departments and agencies. By helping first responders plan now, they ensure their families' legal affairs are in order before a tragedy hits. The Wills for Heroes Program is supported by the Hillsborough County Bar Association and donations from the community.

The Wills for Heroes Program always welcomes new volunteers.

For more information on how you can participate, please email our Pro Bono Chair.

Upcoming Wills for Heroes Events

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023  

Saturday, July 15, 2023 [Update: Rescheduled to August 19th]

Saturday, October 21, 2023

See Events on main TBPA webpage or check your email for an invitation to sign up. You may also send an email to our Pro Bono Chair.


*All events are actually from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. (please arrive at 9:00 A.M. if you have not ever attended before to take the quick training class); otherwise please plan on arriving between 9:30 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. before the session commences.

Location: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

5K Pro Bono River Run & Judicial Pig Roast


TBPA has not participated in this event since 2020 pre-pandemic event. We will make an announcement for participating in future events. Keep an eye out for details.

See below posts of pictures from the Annual 5K Pro Bono River Run and Judicial Pig Roast held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 and prior annual events. 

The event was established years ago to promote and support pro bono legal services in Hillsborough County.  The event continues to grow.  Local judges, attorneys, law students, paralegals, and friends of the legal community participate by pledging pro bono hours and/or contributing to pro bono projects.


Booths are free and TBPA's booth, "Paralegals of the Caribbean" received a lot of positive comments that our booth looked FANTASTIC!  TBPA was well represented by the following Board Members:  President, Barbara O'Shaughnessy; First Vice President, Valerie Cisco; and Directors: Nichole Parsons, Lance Cochran-Lafleur, and Rebecca Wilt.  


Polly the Parrot quickly became Nichole's sidekick for the day!

The wee little pirates were treated to "fish & chips" (goldfish & potato chips) and they got to dig for pirate lollipops, skull & cross-bone dog-tag necklaces, and doubloons in our pirate treasure chest!

We'd like to give a great big THANK YOU to our Board of Directors,

who made our pirate themed booth possible, and to the attorneys who provided us with their names and email addresses for future involvement with TBPA! 

We look forward to getting even more potential new speakers next year!

Even Pirate Pete was on hand to display our TBPA SWAG BAG as we "plundered and pillaged" the day away!

TBPA Members at Prior Pro Bono Events

12 photo(s) Updated on: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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