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The state of legal aid today

Posted on June 26, 2012

There have been a number of articles appearing in the media recently with regard to the state and accessibility of legal aid all across the country.  Here is a brief recap of the issue: The lack of adequate legal care for many Americans is often due to the fact that they simply cannot afford the Continue Reading »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on June 14, 2012

JUNE 15 Working together to make this MY WORLD . . . YOUR WORLD . . . OUR WORLD . . . FREE OF ELDER ABUSE! Many of our elderly neighbors endure suffering every day. They are the victims of financial exploitation, neglect, and physical or emotional abuse. These frightened elders, are from all walks Continue Reading »

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 »

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