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Transgender Advocacy Organizations Step Up to Ensure Protection of Legal Rights in the Face of Rising Uncertainty for Transgender Angelenos

Since the election, there is an increased sense of urgency among many in the transgender community about securing identity documents that reflect their identities, and a need for trained volunteers to help complete the paperwork In response, Bet Tzedek Legal Services in partnership with the LGBT Bar […]

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Bet Tzedek Lauds the Department of Labor for Study on Wage Theft in Southern California’s Apparel Industry

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a study today linking wage theft in Southern California’s apparel industry with a number of well-known retailers. Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President and CEO commented “The study released by the DOL today highlights what we at Bet Tzedek see every day: […]

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Bet Tzedek’s Jessie Kornberg Chosen 2016 ABA On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award

Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek’s President & CEO, was chosen one of the 2016 American Bar Association On the Rise 40 Top Young Lawyers. Selected annually from thousands of nominations, the award is presented to provide national recognition to 40 young attorneys who exemplify “high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and […]

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Follow KCRW’s 5-Part Report on Abuse of Workers in LA’s Restaurants

Karen Foshay, an investigative reporter, delves into the abuse of workers throughout LA’s restaurants, speaking to dozens of workers, government enforcers, and labor lawyers including Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project advocates. Her five-part series, Burned, delves into the fraud and abuse some of our city’s most vulnerable workers […]

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Bet Tzedek’s Fight Against Wage Theft in LA’s Garment Industry Makes the News

Wage theft in LA’s garment industry is rampant. Bet Tzedek is collaborating with the Garment Worker Center, the Department of Labor and the Labor Commissioner to put an end to these practices. Bet Tzedek is the primary legal representative for most of the garment workers willing to step […]

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Training Opportunity – SSI Overpayment Clinic

SSI is a federal, needs-based program relied upon by many low-income elderly and/or disabled individuals, and is often used by recipients to cover their most basic necessities, including food or housing.  An SSI overpayment matter involves an allegation that a client was provided the funds in error, […]

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Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, It’s Time for Solutions

by Dominique Sanz-David Before “Jenny” punched her father in the face, her 80-year-old parents had reached out to authorities on nine prior occasions because they feared for their safety – and Jenny’s. On each occasion they were told by police that it was a “civil” matter and […]

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Bet Tzedek Helps 13-Year-Old Client Win a Measure of Justice, Restitution

Today, 13-year-old “Monica” was awarded more than $93,000 in restitution from Dora Alicia Valle who pleaded no contest last July to one felony count each of human trafficking and slavery. When Monica was only eight, Valle paid a coyote to smuggle the child out of El Salvador. […]

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The Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council Proudly Presents The Rebecca Nichols Symposium April 13, 2016

The BTNLC will hold its annual symposium named in memory of former member Rebecca Nichols. This year’s program features the Honorable André Birotte. Please be sure to RSVP and join us for this very special event.

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In Landmark Case, U.S. v. Texas, 326 Civil Rights, Immigration, and Community Groups Urge Supreme Court to Let Immigration Relief Programs Go Forward

Brief features profiles of families whose lives would improve if immigration directives were allowed to take effect WASHINGTON — Bet Tzedek joined a diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor, and social service groups in an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in […]

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