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03/10/2017 – Williamsport, PA — Julieanne E. Steinbacher, CELA*, of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak recently served on a panel of medical and legal professionals to discuss ways of communicating end-of-life preferences. The general public was invited to view PBS’s FRONTLINE film “Being Mortal” on February 22 at the Trade & Transit Center II, in downtown Williamsport. UPMC Susquehanna hosted the free, film screening as a part of their Hospice and Palliative Care and Caring programs. Panel members were available after the showing for a question and answer session.

“Being Mortal” is based on the book (by the same name) written by Atul Gawande, MD, to educate audiences on the importance of planning ahead for the unthinkable. Audiences are encouraged to take real, concrete action to identify their wishes for end-of-life care, and how to properly communicate these wishes to loved ones. Free film screenings are occurring nationwide to stress the importance of proper planning and clear communication.

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation in litigation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Since 1976, the firm and its predecessors have dedicated themselves to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values while proudly serving as humble benefactors to local charities—solidifying the firm’s place in the Williamsport and Centre County communities. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-351-8334.

San Diego CA ― Forty leading elder law attorneys and key staff from across the nation met at the Marriott Marquis and Marina in San Diego, California from March 10-11, 2017. Through discussions, strategic visioning, and personal goal setting, the attorneys explored professional practice development, employee development, and personal development. Guest speakers included David Kolbe from Kolbe Corp who discussed running a law practice with family members and Barbara McDermott, founder of the SHIFT Formula, who talked about the science of productivity. The group, comprised of attorneys from 17 different states, convened at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. In addition to an intense meeting schedule, the conference included a private tour of the San Diego Zoo and a private dinner at the Zoo after hours. According to Julie Steinbacher, founding partner of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, located in Williamsport, PA, the value of meeting with like-minded elder law professionals is undeniable. “The level of commitment of this group to improved practices and professional development is, in essence, a gift not only to us, but to our clients. We each come away with new insight, fresh ideas, and an appreciation for the opportunity we have to serve our clients in helping to prepare them for the second half of life.”