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Bet Tzedek Wins in Landmark Case on SB 873, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Posted on December 11, 2014

Probate Judge Issues New Order, Findings in Light of California State Court of Appeals Decision

Bet Tzedek Secures Vital New Protections for U.S. Holocaust Survivors

Posted on December 1, 2014

(Dec. 1, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) Bet Tzedek, a legal aid firm advocating for U.S. Holocaust survivors and others since 1974, has persuaded the Social Security Administration (SSA) to act decisively to protect the federal benefits of poor and elderly survivors who receive German pensions related to their imprisonment in Nazi-controlled ghettos. At Bet Continue Reading »

East Los Angeles Workers Celebrate Innovative Agreement After Year-Long Organizing Campaign

Posted on November 19, 2014

(November 19, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) – Workers and community supporters gathered at the Restaurant Opportunities Center on Wednesday to announce and celebrate their recent agreement with their employer, Pedro Rosado, the owner of the three mariachi restaurants located on the top-floor of the El Mercadito complex in Boyle Heights. In October 2013, dozens Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Names Jessie Kornberg New President & CEO

Posted on October 28, 2014

Los Angeles Attorney Will Become First Woman To Lead Respected Public-Interest Law Firm In Its 40-Year History; Brings Litigation, Nonprofit Policy and Anti-Poverty Experience To Post

Social Security Administration Acts to Protect U.S. Holocaust Survivors

Posted on August 11, 2014

Announces Adoption of Recommendations from Bet Tzedek

Bet Tzedek Applauds City of West Hollywood’s Actions to Protect Renters

Posted on July 31, 2014

New protections will cap rent increases, and limit lease terminations, evictions for Section 8 tenants

Bet Tzedek, Pro Bono Partners Score Victory for Seniors at Mobile Home Park

Posted on June 13, 2014

Our pro bono partners at Horvitz & Levy LLP scored an appellate victory on behalf of extremely low-income, senior citizen residents of a mobile home park. For over a quarter century, the mobile home park was governed by a city resolution that put strict yearly limits on the permissible rent increases. According to the tenants, Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek, Supporters Celebrate 40 Years of Justice in Action in Largest Dinner Gala in Agency’s History

Posted on March 6, 2014

On March 5, 2014, more than 1,500 supporters, donors and staff gathered to celebrate Bet Tzedek’s 40th Anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The legal services agency’s Annual Dinner Gala, its largest yearly fundraiser, grossed more than $2.5 million to help ensure equal access to justice for all. Robert “Bobby” Schwartz, Chairman of Bet Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Helps Tenants Bring Class Action Lawsuit against Central Valley’s Biggest Slumlord

Posted on January 10, 2014

Suit seeks immediate court protection to address slum housing conditions in thousands of units managed by JD Homes Rentals Tenants in California’s Central Valley filed a class action lawsuit January 9, 2014 against one of the region’s largest and most notorious landlords – JD Homes Rentals – alleging operation of a huge portfolio of slum Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek and partners awarded $1.75 million grant

Posted on April 22, 2013

Bet Tzedek, as lead agency for the newly created Southern California Consumer Justice Coalition, has just been awarded a $1.75 million grant to assist individuals and families caught in the foreclosure crisis.  Below is the content of the press release: Attorney General’s $1.75 Million Grant Through National Mortgage Settlement Will Help Keep Homes and Neighborhoods Continue Reading »

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