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Each quarter, members of the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak team routinely particpate in community events. Here's a summary of the various activities that SGY representatives took part in during the fourth quarter of 2020 (October-December).

Attorney Jenna Franks presented at the Pennsylvania State Education Association’s Central Region Pre-Retirement Seminar, held virtually on select Saturdays in October. Jenna discussed the importance of having estate planning documents in place and how you can protect your assets with different types of trusts. Attendees gained a better understanding of all the estate planning documents needed for a successful second half of life.

Kyle Hetner, Seminar & Communications Manager, and Beth Herzog, Legal Assistant, carved a jack-o’-lantern for the first annual pumpkin carving & decorating contest hosted by Comfort Keepers of Central PA. It was quite fitting for 2020 that the final pumpkin design was complete wearing a COVID mask! Voting occurred online via Facebook.

The Alzheimer’s Association held their annual State College Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 31. Although participants could not gather like previous years, they were still able to participate virtually. Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak was a proud sponsor of this year’s virtual walk as this disease hits close to home for so many of our clients. All participants were eager to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and hope to one day find a cure.

On December 1, Jenna and Kristin held a virtual presentation for the State College Area School District on Legal Documents All Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families Should Have. Jenna and Kristin covered benefits available to individuals with special needs, an overview of special needs planning, and a discussion about ABLE accounts. Attendees gained knowledge on how to help their loved one with special needs better prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

In early December, attorney Julie Steinbacher presented a webinar to fellow attorneys from across the commonwealth in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The main topics of discussion were how lawyers can act in good faith and maintain ethical obligations to their clients while working remotely.

On December 9, Landon R. Hodges, Esq., and Sarah Kehres, Executive Director, examined important safety precautions for attorneys to take while working from home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lawyers and paralegals from the Lycoming Law Association learned best practices in keeping their client communication records confidential and protected against hackers.
Attorney Landon Hodges held a virtual seminar in collaboration with the New York Life Insurance Company on December 9. Landon explained all the options one could have regarding their estate and long-term care planning. He thoroughly reviewed important estate planning documents, types of trusts, taxes, and most notably, the Secure Act.


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