Students work with clients at the Duke Cancer Center to provide legal assistance to cancer patients, primarily assisting in the preparation of Power of Attorney/Healthcare Power Of Attorney forms and Advanced Directives.

Project Frequency

Monthly Commitment

Project Time Commitment

Supervising attorneys can sign up for two-hour shifts (10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm) on the first and third Fridays of the month. No requirement to take a minimum or maximum number of shifts.

Project Location


Area of Law

  • Advance Directives (Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • etc.)
  • Health/Healthcare

Geographic Areas

  • Durham

Project For

  • Newly Licensed Attorney
  • Attorney

Population Served

  • General Low Income
  • LGBT+
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Seniors

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Client Intake and Interviewing
  • Document Drafting (Contracts
  • Advance Directives
  • Petitions
  • etc.)
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project