Testimonials from Attorneys
Many attorneys from across the country now register all advance directives they prepare with the Registry. Below are comments from some of these attorneys. All contributors to this page have given the Registry permission to post their comments on the Internet. If you would like to submit your comments, please send them to the address below, and be sure to specify that you are giving your permission for us to post your comments on this web page.
U.S. Living Will Registry
523 Westfield Ave., PO Box 2789
Westfield, NJ 07091-2789
“Thank you very much for having the insight to create such a meaningful service. My clients truly appreciate the fact that their advance health care directives can be so effective by being readily available and accessible to health care providers through the U.S. Living Will Registry. Without this service, my law firm would be preparing documents that might never see the light of day.
Additionally, having switched my clients from a competing registry service, I must report that your staff not only made the process very simple, but also were very accommodating toward accomplishing some firm-specific needs for us. We could not have imagined just how easy it was to begin using your service.
I thank you, and my staff and my clients thank you for your wonderful service.”
Sincerely,Brad A. Galbraith
“As an attorney whose practice emphasizes Estate Planning, I was fortunate in discovering the service you provide to individuals regarding their Health Care Directives. Since most people who have these documents generally don’t carry them with them when they are away from home for whatever reason, having them listed on the Internet through your organization allows them the peace of mind to know that if they are involved in circumstances where their directives would be needed by a medical provider, quick and easy access is available to them. I now offer as part of the Estate Planning information I present to my clients, the option for them to register their Health Directives with you and I am happy to say that nearly all of them do so. I feel it is an invaluable service and I will continue to urge my clients to register their documents with you in the future.”
Sincerely,William A. Lavelle
“I can write wonderful advance medical directives, perfectly suited to my client’s situation, but they are useless if nobody reads them! So once we have created appropriate documents, the challenge is to make them accessible. I ask clients to give copies to their decision makers and their doctors, to take a copy to the hospital on “planned visits”, and even to put a set of copies in the glove compartment of the car. The U.S. Living Will Registry adds another mechanism for communication in time of crisis. Even if copies cannot be found in the usual places when they are needed, a phone call to the U.S. Living Will Registry can access them in a reliable, “official” form. I do advance directives for all my clients in my estate planning practice and ever since I heard about the service, I have registered them all. The U.S. Living Will Registry gives my clients an additional level of protection and peace of mind.”Barbara H. Cane
“I know how very important it is to have our personal healthcare wishes be known and to have those wishes carried out when we can no longer make our own medical decisions. As an Estate Planning lawyer I emphasize to all my clients, that having an advance directive in force, and having it registered on the U.S. Living Will Registry is the only way to be sure that family and healthcare providers know exactly what those wishes are. The U.S. Living Will Registry is doing a wonderful job in providing this much-needed information to medical institutions and family members. We are excited to offer this service to our clients and report that the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”Gary B. Schreiner