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This Article examines voice in wills. First, this Article considers the function of wills and the continued importance of the will in the age of will substitutes. Second, this Article explores the concepts of voice and persona, including the applicability of these terms to wills. Third, this Article analyzes voice in wills by contemplating voice in both non-attorney drafted wills and attorney drafted wills. Fourth, this Article highlights five opportunities that enable the draftsperson to consciously craft a persona that appropriately injects the individual's voice into the will while ensuring that the will continues to be both substantively accurate and operative.



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