Thank You to Our Lawline Community: A Message from COO Sigalle Barness

Sigalle Barness | November 25, 2020

To the Lawline Community:

In a year of incredible uncertainty and difficulty, we have been overwhelmed by your courage, perseverance, and resilience. We know it hasn’t been business as usual, and yet you’ve shown that in the most challenging of times, you persist in the critical work you do. 

This is why we want to take this opportunity to highlight the many ways we have worked together to keep our community and people we serve connected. 

Impact On The Practice. In the past 8 months, we have seen our faculty create over 60 COVID-19 specific courses to ensure our customers continue to receive the information they need to navigate an unprecedented landscape for practitioners. 

Impact on Those in Need.

    • The Lawline community has allowed us to donate $25,000 to organizations that support pandemic issues such as PPE for frontline workers, organizations that provided food and legal resources to low income families as well as organizations that promote racial equality.
    • We provided financial aid and waived subscription fees to those in need to help alleviate financial stress during this difficult time.

Impact on Us. Although we serve attorneys nationwide, we are still a relatively small business. Your support allowed us to keep all of our employees safe, employed, and doing what we love - helping you be the best attorney for your clients. 

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. We see you. We are grateful for you. We thank you. 



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Written by Sigalle Barness

Sigalle Barness is Lawline's Chief Operating Officer. Sigalle provides leadership and vision to ensure companies have the proper processes and people in place to effectively grow while ensuring financial strength, stability, and profitability. Sigalle approaches her work with respect, candor, and a balance of decisiveness and flexibility as she furthers the objectives of the company. Sigalle is also 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. 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.


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