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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak owner and founding shareholder, Julieanne E. Steinbacher, Esquire, CELA*, was honored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance award recently during a ceremony in Harrisburg, Pa.

The annual award is named after C. Dale McClain, the 114th president of the PBA, and one of the founding members of the Quality of Life/Balance committee. McClain’s career focused on educating attorneys on the importance of maintaining a healthy quality of life/balance while practicing law.

Each year, the PBA presents the award to a Pennsylvania attorney who has made significant contributions to identifying issues relevant to balancing the professional and personal lives of their peers, as well as assisting attorneys in maintaining and improving their overall quality of life.



Attorney Steinbacher was recognized for her dedication and enthusiasm to the Quality of Life/Balance committee of which she has been a member since 2008, and for identifying time management skills and self-preservation guidelines in achieving an effective balance between lawyers’ personal and professional lives. Steinbacher has shared her personal circumstances and time management strategies through presentations at various elder law institutes and conferences.

“There is an important balance between peak performance professionally and maintaining a healthy personal life,” Steinbacher said. “I am happy to share with my colleagues the time management techniques that have worked for me and have helped me.” Steinbacher added, “I am honored to receive this recognition from my peers, but I know the work is far from over. With today’s ever-changing digital landscape, we have to adapt to new ways that technology can be used as a benefit to achieve that balance between work and play.”

Steinbacher served as chair and co-chair of the Quality of Life/Balance Committee from 2012 to 2016. In addition, she is the former chair of the PBA Elder Law Section, Zone Four Delegate, and Zone 4 Young Lawyers Division chair. She also is a member of the PBA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and Solo and Small Firm Section. Steinbacher previously served as president of the Lycoming Law Association and on the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to her Williamsport and State College elder law practices, Steinbacher is the current president of Estate & Long-Term Care Planning, Inc., an organization that educates estate and elder law attorneys from across the nation in areas of elder law and best practices. She is also part owner of Nippenose Valley Village, a senior living community offering residents independent living, personal care, and respite care services.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. Since its beginning, the firm has dedicated itself to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values. The vision of the firm has been to provide individuals and their families with a unique plan to protect their assets for their spouses and future generations, while providing for their immediate and long-term needs. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-351-8334 in the Lycoming and Centre County communities.

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