Thanks to all of you who made our “Law, Justice, and the Holocaust” symposium such a wonderful success. Over 250 people were in attendance to hear keynote speaker, Dr. William Meinecke, and the panel discussion which followed. Read more about the symposium (click here) Pictured below (from left) are: Sandy Samuels (CEO & President of Continue Reading »
LAW, JUSTICE AND THE HOLOCAUST (SOLD OUT !!! – Thank you) In the period leading up to World War II, the Nazi regime used the German legal system to strip legal and civil rights from Jews and other minorities to make them scapegoats for Germany’s economic and political problems. How was that allowed to happen? Continue Reading »
“It’s critical that we adequately fund our courts, because they exist to serve the public. The work that legislators do, and bring to the Governor to sign into law, is meaningless if there is no forum to enforce it.” – Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California. On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, there will be an Continue Reading »
Following the announcement of Bet Tzedek co-founder, Stan Levy, having received The American Lawyer Magazine’s 2011 “Lifetime Achiever” award, reporter Jonah Lowenfeld of The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles sat down with Levy to learn the whole story behind this remarkable individual’s career and accomplishments. Click here to read the full article on Stan Continue Reading »
LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2011)—A landmark class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of about 400 workers against four Los Angeles carwashes has resulted in a settlement of $1 million to compensate employees for unpaid wages and other employment violations, it was announced today by Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Bush Gottlieb Singer, et al., who jointly Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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.
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’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).