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.
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.
We’ll never forget. Less than two years after creating the first international initiative for reparations to Holocaust survivors, the Justice Network has been recognized for outstanding service by the American Bar Association. The ABA Pro Bono Publico Award is this country’s highest honor for pro bono assistance. We honor those who perished in the Holocaust Continue Reading »
Her foster daughter and nine others had been taking Madie’s Social Security checks. And rewarding her with the worst possible conditions. Quickly after discovering Madie’s situation, Bet Tzedek got her temporarily placed in the care of her loving, responsible niece. But that was only the beginning. What Madie needed was a permanent solution to her Continue Reading »