In a press release yesterday, Lawline announced it would be offering free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on disaster relief to support any attorney affected by or offering assistance to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The courses offered can be viewed here:
These courses will be available for free to the public through 2017 and are available to anyone, regardless of whether they are an attorney. For licensed attorneys, the programs are CLE accredited in 20+ states, including Texas, so they can be compliant along with gaining the resources to assist disaster victims.
"At Lawline our mission is not just CLE compliance, but providing attorneys with the tools they need to do their best work in the world," said Sigalle Barness, Lawline’s Vice President of Content. "We hope these courses will empower attorneys with actionable steps on how they can contribute to relief efforts for Harvey and beyond."
Sigalle Barness is the Vice President of Content and a member of Lawline.com’s Executive Team.
Sigalle provides business strategy and leadership to the company and directly manages Lawline’s accreditation, programming and production operations.
Sigalle also analyzes market trends and applies insights to develop and execute written and video content including online educational programming, email marketing, social media campaigns, press releases, blog articles and large scale live events.
Sigalle graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and holds a B.A. in English. She received her J.D. in 2010 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY. Sigalle is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. She is also an active member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), and is the former Chair of ACLEA’s Programming Special Interest Group (2013 – 2015) and National Provider Special Interest Group (2015 - 2017).
Before joining Lawline in March 2012, Sigalle litigated civil claims in areas such as landlord tenant, breach of contract and tax lien and mortgage foreclosures actions. She also handled transactional matters such as drafting residential and commercial leases, demand letters, and client conflict waivers. Sigalle is an avid lover of music, video games, blogging, asking questions and all things food. She is also fluent in Hebrew and enjoys writing fiction, traveling and scuba diving.