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No such thing as a ‘small stakes’ claim for a low-wage worker

Posted on November 9, 2011

Bet Tzedek Attorney Kevin Kish makes a case for low wage workers in the Los Angeles Daily Journal – even so-called ‘small stakes’ cases can have a big impact when you’re not sure where your next meal may be coming from.  Bet Tzedek speaks up for those whose voice is seldom heard. Click here to Continue Reading »

National Caregivers Month – Nov 2011

Posted on November 3, 2011

With an ongoing focus of protecting the rights of seniors and their caregivers, Bet Tzedek enthusiastically supports National Caregivers Month.  We urge all our supporters to learn more about Caregivers Rights, the many important issues surrounding this topic, and the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). President Obama Issues Proclamation to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month Continue Reading »

Holocaust Survivors Justice Network

Posted on November 3, 2011

Bet Tzedek’s nationally recognized Holocaust Survivors Justice Network (HSJN), which has assisted thousands of survivors obtain reparations through a variety of special programs, was recently featured in a special supplement to the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. CLICK HERE to read about the amazing work of the HSJN.

Bet Tzedek Contributes to Anti-Trafficking Efforts Worldwide

Posted on October 31, 2011

Kevin Kish, Director of Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project, traveled to the Solomon Islands to help conduct workshops organized by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on preventing, detecting, and redressing human trafficking. Advocates in the Solomon Islands have identified cases of sex and labor trafficking involving boys and girls as young as Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek recognized – National Pro Bono Week

Posted on October 25, 2011

Bet Tzedek’s Consumer Rights Project, and in particular our Debtors’ Rights Clinics, was recognized by the Bankruptcy Court in connection with their commendation of outstanding free services provided to the community.  Read more on the National Pro Bono Week recognition (click here).

Protecting Frank

Posted on October 19, 2011

Frank is 94 years old and has led a relatively comfortable life.  That is, until his memory began to fail him.  As the years went on, his dementia became more pronounced and interfered with his ability to make the necessary decisions to successfully manage his routine day-to-day affairs.  It seemed only natural to have his Continue Reading »

Home At Last (Again)

Posted on August 10, 2011

Benny is a developmentally disabled adult.  He is non-verbal, mentally retarded, and has cerebral palsy. When he arrived at his group home 30 years ago, he couldn’t walk, feed himself, communicate his needs, had frequent seizures and took a myriad of strong anti-seizure medications to control them. Over the course of the 30 years in Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Elder Rights Victory

Posted on August 1, 2011

The case came to us from the Elder Abuse Forensic Center.  A 95 year old man was being evicted from his home of 26 years because his rent had not been paid for 4 months. He was scheduled to be locked out on July 27. The building manager reported that his caregiver appeared to be abusing Continue Reading »

Marino had a massive stroke and fell into a coma.

Posted on April 14, 2011

Two weeks later, he woke up, unable to speak or communicate. But he understood. Marino’s brother wanted him declared incompetent. His wife and children were not allowed to make decisions about his care or therapy, and were in danger of losing their home to the brother. The court clinic downtown referred them to our team.

Governor restores rights to abused nursing home residents.

Posted on April 14, 2011

It has often been a matter of life and death. After a year of drastically reduced oversight and investigation of neglect and abuse in California nursing homes, Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill 392 (Feuer) into law. Co-sponsored by Bet Tzedek, this legislation restores $1.6 million for Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs to patients and families.

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