June 2017 Mid-Year Report

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June 2017 Mid-Year Report

Posted on June 30, 2017

A Mid-Year Message from our President and CEO Posted by Jessie Kornberg Do you look forward to the summer? For my family it means road trips, baseball games, beach days, and warm nights. At the office it means 35 summer interns, bustling through the halls and bringing new energy and talent to our work. But Continue Reading »

2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Commemoration: Financial Elder Abuse Symposium

Posted on June 28, 2017

Posted by Marisa Sherman, Law Clerk One in Ten Older Americans is a Victim of Elder Abuse On Friday, June 16, 2017, Bet Tzedek, the California Elder Justice Coalition, and the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center came together in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD) to host a Financial Elder Abuse Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins Organizations Launching Los Angeles Worker Network as July 1st Wage Increases Approach

Posted on June 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ADVISORY FOR JUNE 28, 2017 What: Low-wage workers across multiple sectors will gather to launch the Los Angeles Worker Center Network. The network is committed to informing and enforcing new wage rights for all workers, regardless of immigration status, race, gender identity, or sex. The network is being launch to coincide with Continue Reading »

Westwood Seniors Win Eviction Fight: City Finding Protects 200 Rent-Controlled Units at Westwood Watermark

Posted on June 21, 2017

June 20, 2017 (Los Angeles) – Ending a 7-month fight, seniors in Westwood have beaten back the threat of eviction after the City of Los Angeles found that the Watermark at Westwood Village will not be permitted to evict residents and convert hundreds of rent-controlled units into a luxury assisted living community. Residents were just Continue Reading »

SuperLawyers Profiles Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President & CEO

Posted on June 14, 2017

 SuperLawyers has named Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President & CEO one of Southern California’s Rising Stars for 2017. In an extensive profile written by Joe Mullich, the magazine discusses Jessie’s path to Bet Tzedek and her vision for the organization. The full article can be found here.

LA Times cites Bet Tzedek’s work to protect low-income, elderly homeowners from PACE home-improvement scams

Posted on June 12, 2017

On June 4, 2017, Andrew Khouri of the Los Angeles Times explored how the PACE home loan program — designed to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient renovations at low-cost — has been manipulated by some contractors to target low-income, elderly homeowners for home repairs and renovations they cannot afford, often with disastrous consequences. Bet Tzedek Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins Coalition of 110 Disability Rights Organizations to #ProtectADA and defeat HR620

Posted on May 26, 2017

In an effort to stop the weakening of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through HR620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, Bet Tzedek has joined a coalition of California disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations  calling for the protection of the hundreds of thousands of Californians who have or Continue Reading »

Gus May appointed to a judgeship in the Los Angeles Superior Court

Posted on May 22, 2017

Bet Tzedek applauds Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr’s appointment of Gus May, Bet Tzedek Vice President of Legal Services, to a judgeship in the Los Angeles Superior Court.  “In ascending to the bench Gus May continues a distinguished tradition at Bet Tzedek, that includes the Honorable Terry Friedman, the Honorable Michelle Williams Court, and the Honorable Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek issues Media Memo to inform the public about legal steps undocumented parents can take to protect their children in event of deportation

Posted on March 21, 2017

There has been a recent rise in undocumented parents working to execute power of attorney paperwork to give prospective caregivers with decision making authority related to the children, and a number of media outlets have reported on the importance of taking this step. Bet Tzedek has issued an urgent Media Memo to advise the public of additional Continue Reading »

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

Posted on March 14, 2017

US News and World Report tells the story of Bet Tzedek’s client “Mary” (*name changed to protect her privacy), who sought our legal services after suffering from financial elder abuse at the hands of her daughter. This story is all too-familiar. Bet Tzedek remains committed to fighting all forms of elder abuse — financial and Continue Reading »

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