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President’s National Volunteer Service Award announced

Posted on June 12, 2012

(June 12, 2012) In continued and well deserved recognition, it was announced today that Bet Tzedek co-founder, Stan Levy, has received the President’s Volunteer Service – Call to Service Award. This national honor was established in 2002 by President Bush. It is bestowed on only a very select group of individuals for their lifetime achievement Continue Reading »

Governor’s Plan Fails Californians Still Fighting Foreclosure

Posted on May 15, 2012

Bet Tzedek, along with Public Counsel and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, as part of their effort to assist homeowners, Call on Governor to Hold Banks Accountable and Help Families Stay in Their Homes   LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2012) – Leaders of three major legal groups said today’s budget proposal takes money meant Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Co-Founder Luis Lainer Honored

Posted on May 8, 2012

Congratulations to Bet Tzedek co-founder Luis Lainer on receiving the Los Angeles Urban League’s John W. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at their “Enduring Legacies” dinner on April 25, 2012. Pictured below are Luis Lainer and his wife, Lee, at the dinner. (Photo courtesy of the LA Urban League and Ron Murray of Image Active Photography).

Bet Tzedek to cosponsor symposium on Dementia Care

Posted on April 30, 2012

Issues of proper care and the legal rights of dementia patients have been increasingly in the news. Having had significant success in other parts of California with similar educational presentations, Wise & Healthy Aging and Bet Tzedek, along with several other sponsoring organizations, will hold a symposium entitled, “Dementia Care Without Drugs.”   This full-day Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Volunteer honored

Posted on April 17, 2012

Bet Tzedek extends a hearty congratulations to volunteer Ruth Kahn for being recognized as a California Attorney of the Year. The details, courtesy of her firm’s newsletter: “Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Ruth Kahn, a litigator in the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been selected by California Lawyer magazine as a recipient of the 16th Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek files suit against requiring on-line rent payments

Posted on March 6, 2012

Bet Tzedek filed a lawsuit yesterday, March 5, against a property management company that has instituted a new policy requiring all of its tenants to pay their rent on-line unless the tenants request a waiver in writing. Many of their tenants are over 62 years old, have lived in their apartments for decades, are not Continue Reading »

Housing victory brings brighter future

Posted on March 2, 2012

It’s been a long road, but Abigail and Marvin – with the help of Bet Tzedek –  have finally seen victory! The family had been renting a converted garage since 2008 and, although it was not a legal rental, it was affordable. Marvin and Abigail lived in this unit with their young son and Marvin’s Continue Reading »

Join upcoming webinar on Residential Care Facilities

Posted on February 27, 2012

Bet Tzedek’s Nursing Home and Assisted Living Advocacy Project attorney, Jody Spiegel is the co-chair of the Assisted Living Consumer Alliance’s (ALCA) Education Committee. She has now helped organize a webinar to present the findings of the first national survey of assisted living residents and facilities entitled, “National Survey of Residential Care Facilities:  Recent Findings Continue Reading »

Legal Clinic for Gender Changes

Posted on February 22, 2012

Thanks to the work of hundreds of transgender activists, advocates, and allies from around California, a new law removes the strict requirement that a person has to prove that they have had surgery before getting a court order recognizing their gender change. Bet Tzedek, along with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center Transgender Economic Empowerment Continue Reading »

BT attorney appointed to CA Olmstead Committee

Posted on February 15, 2012

Attorney Janet Morris, Director of the Family Caregiver Project for Bet Tzedek, has recently been appointed to California Olmstead Advisory Committee.  In the letter of appointment, Ms. Morris was recognized for her, “[E]xtensive experience in the field of elder law and long term services and support and in serving seniors and people with disabilities . Continue Reading »

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