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Educates Attorneys and Other Legal Professionals on Challenges of Estate Planning

[Denver, CO] — H. Amos Goodall, Jr., CELA*, of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak in State College, presented a session at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Annual Conference held from April 7-9, in Denver, Colo.

Attorney Goodall presented The Challenges of Planning for Changing Lives – Estate Planning as a general session offered to elder law attorneys from across the nation who convened in Denver for the NAELA annual conference. The session focused on the variety of issues that arise for elder lawyers when engaging with clients in their estate planning. Those attending the session developed an understanding of different methods of achieving holistic estate planning goals for families in who might be in very different situations. The session provided strategies to work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of attorneys, emphasizing the value in making useful contacts, and the benefits of applying varying points of view to the same client problems.


Attorney Goodall is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, (CELA) and holds the title of Fellow, both of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and of NAELA. This is the highest honor conferred by NAELA. Since graduating from Fordham School of Law in 1974, Goodall’s elder law career has spanned four decades. His practice has been located in the State College, PA region, most recently joining as a partner with Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak. In addition to his law practice, Attorney Goodall serves as a director on various professional boards, including the Elder Law Advisory Board at Stetson University’s College of Law. Attorney Goodall earned his LL.M. in elder law from Stetson.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is a law firm with offices in State College and Williamsport, PA. The firm focuses on elder law and special needs planning. Partner Kathleen Yurchak, Esquire, provides general litigation, representing in various matters.


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org.

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