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

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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 »

Special Presentation 4/8/2013 – Safe Workplaces for All

Posted on April 1, 2013

No More Death Traps: Safe Workplaces for All On November 24, 2012, 112 workers died in a horrific fire at Tazreen Fashions, a garment factory in Bangladesh. Join us for lunch and a discussion about what happened and what can be done. Presentations from Kalpona Akter, director of  the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity; a Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek helps restaurant worker fight for justice

Posted on March 14, 2013

Los Angeles (March 14, 2013)  – Beverly Hills is home to many high-end restaurants.  Typical of such establishments, Urasawa on Rodeo Drive is known as one of the most expensive restaurants in the country.  You can enjoy dinner there if you are willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars per person for the meal. Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Provides Cirque du Soleil Performers With Tenants’ Rights Info

Posted on January 8, 2013

CES and Bet Tzedek Provides Cirque du Soleil Performers With Tenants’ Rights Info as Show Closes and Jobs Are Lost  At the time many people were preparing to enjoy the holidays, the magnificently talented performers of Cirque du Soleil’s show “Iris” were unfortunately facing the loss of their jobs. It was recently and unexpectedly announced Continue Reading »

Walmart Sued for Massive Wage Theft

Posted on November 30, 2012

Walmart Sued for Massive Wage Theft at California Warehouses Federal Court Motion Casts Walmart in Central Role in Decade-Long Scheme to Defraud Workers LOS ANGELES – Attorneys representing as many as 1,800 warehouse workers who move goods for Walmart in Southern California’s Inland Empire, on Friday took steps to add Walmart as a defendant in Continue Reading »

Integrating Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on October 15, 2012

Twenty-six states have applied to the federal government to combine Medicaid and Medicare.  Under these applications, up to two million dual-eligibles (persons eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare) would be transferred into an integrated Medicaid/ Medicare health care system.  In most cases, they would receive care through a managed care organization. The changes will be Continue Reading »

BET TZEDEK HAS MOVED! / NOS EMOS MUDADO

Posted on August 7, 2012

As of Wednesday, August 29, 2012, ALL Bet Tzedek offices have relocated to one convenient new address: 3250 WILSHIRE BLVD. 13th FLOOR LOS ANGELES, CA 90010-1509 All of our regular telephone numbers will remain the same. Fax numbers have changed. Please note our new main fax number: (213) 471-4568 We will continue to provide free legal Continue Reading »

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