Goodall leads by example

Deborah Goodall, an attorney in the Boca Raton, Fla., office of Goldman Felcoski & Stone, recently became a Legacy for Justice Society member by naming The Florida Bar Foundation as a beneficiary in her life insurance.

“As someone who practices in the area of estate planning, I know well how impactful planned gifts can be,” Goodall said. “My hope is that my investment will support the Foundation as it continues its essential work increasing access to justice in Florida. The Foundation is on the cutting edge, creating new ways to facilitate civil legal assistance for vulnerable groups, and I’m more than proud to help. When I was looking at my own estate plan, I realized that I did not have enough life insurance, and naming the Foundation as one of my beneficiaries was an easy way to accomplish two goals – providing additional funds for my family in the event of my death and supporting the Foundation through a Legacy gift that did not require any changes to my existing estate-planning documents.”

Goodall, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, is immediate past chair of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar. Under her leadership, the Section voted to donate the net profits of all aftermarket sales of its June 2017 Convention CLE to The Florida Bar Foundation. She has previously served as director of the general standing committees, division director of Probate and Trust, chair of the RPPTL CLE Committee, co-chair of the RPPTL Professionalism and Ethics Committee, and secretary for the RPPTL Section.

The Legacy for Justice recognizes those who have included the Foundation in their estate planning, made a gift or pledge of $10,000 or more, directed a significant cy pres award to the Foundation, or facilitated a colleague’s major gift.