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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 »

Bet Tzedek Selected to Provide Legal Services to the Transgender Community as part of #CommunitiesAgainstHate National Initiative

Posted on March 13, 2017

Bet Tzedek was founded to protect the rights and dignity of Holocaust survivors. That is why we are proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in a nationwide effort called #CommunitiesAgainstHate. With support from the Open Society Foundations we will protect the rights of transgender individuals in Los Angeles. The spread of hate across the Continue Reading »

To Protect Seniors, Vote no on Measure S

Posted on February 17, 2017

Bet Tzedek is committed to helping seniors age with dignity. They can’t do so without affordable housing. This Op-Ed in the February 16, 2017 edition of The Jewish Journal by Jessie Kornberg, President & CEO Of Bet Tzedek explains how if you want to protect seniors living in Los Angeles, you must Vote no on Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Receives Funds for Groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

Posted on January 27, 2017

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are proud to announce that Bet Tzedek is a grant recipient of the Jewish Federation of North American’s  Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care program. This funding speaks to the core of Bet Tzedek’s mission, and we look forward to partnering with JFNA, other grantees and our existing HSJN network of Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins California State Treasurer John Chiang to Fight Unforeseen Move to Dump Affordable Housing

Posted on December 21, 2016

Bet Tzedek applauds the bold leadership of State Treasurer John Chiang who announced today that he will vigorously battle the owners of a large Los Angeles apartment complex who are attempting to break an agreement requiring them to maintain affordable, below market rents for 79 taxpayers supported housing units. “There’s never been a more important Continue Reading »

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

Posted on December 8, 2016

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 Association of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Continue Reading »

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

Posted on November 16, 2016

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: some of the world’s worst sweatshops can be Continue Reading »

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

Posted on August 1, 2016

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 legal and community service.” Congratulations, Jessie

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