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Training Opportunity – SSI Overpayment Clinic

Posted on July 20, 2016

SSI is a federal, needs-based program relied upon by many low-income elderly and/or disabled individuals, and is often used by recipients to cover their most basic necessities, including food or housing.  An SSI overpayment matter involves an allegation that a client was provided the funds in error, which may result in a termination or reduction Continue Reading »

Today, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, It’s Time for Solutions

Posted on June 15, 2016

by Dominique Sanz-David Before “Jenny” punched her father in the face, her 80-year-old parents had reached out to authorities on nine prior occasions because they feared for their safety – and Jenny’s. On each occasion they were told by police that it was a “civil” matter and law enforcement intervention was impossible. Jenny had not Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Helps 13-Year-Old Client Win a Measure of Justice, Restitution

Posted on April 6, 2016

Today, 13-year-old “Monica” was awarded more than $93,000 in restitution from Dora Alicia Valle who pleaded no contest last July to one felony count each of human trafficking and slavery. When Monica was only eight, Valle paid a coyote to smuggle the child out of El Salvador. Once in the United States and far away Continue Reading »

The Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council Proudly Presents The Rebecca Nichols Symposium April 13, 2016

Posted on April 5, 2016

The BTNLC will hold its annual symposium named in memory of former member Rebecca Nichols. This year’s program features the Honorable André Birotte. Please be sure to RSVP and join us for this very special event.

In Landmark Case, U.S. v. Texas, 326 Civil Rights, Immigration, and Community Groups Urge Supreme Court to Let Immigration Relief Programs Go Forward

Posted on March 8, 2016

Brief features profiles of families whose lives would improve if immigration directives were allowed to take effect WASHINGTON — Bet Tzedek joined a diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor, and social service groups in an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, urging the court to Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek to Honor Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Other Champions in the Fight for Justice on Jan. 26, 2016

Posted on December 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 23, 2015)—Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd U.S. Attorney General and partner at Covington & Burling, LLP, will receive Bet Tzedek’s Luis Lainer Founder’s Award at the non-profit law firm’s annual dinner gala on Jan. 26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Holder, the first African-American U.S. Attorney General, has long Continue Reading »

Skadden Fellow to Join Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project

Posted on December 17, 2015

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 17, 2015) Casey Raymond will join Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project as a Skadden Fellow in the fall of 2016. The Skadden Fellowships are awarded to exceptional recent law school graduates who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the Continue Reading »

Join us for Bet Tzedek’s Annual Dinner Gala!

Posted on November 18, 2015

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 To Honor Eric Holder 82nd Attorney General of the United States with the Luis Lainer Founder’s Award UCLA School of Law with the Rose L. Schiff Commitment to Justice Award Sam Yebri with the Rebecca Nichols Emerging Leader Award and Akiko Nishino with the Jack H. Skirball Community Justice Award

Bet Tzedek Joins Effort to Oppose Use of Private Tax Collectors

Posted on July 27, 2015

Bet Tzedek joins the National Consumer Law Center and a coalition of consumer justice organizations around the country to oppose Section 52106 of the Highway Trust Fund bill, which would require the U.S. Treasury to use private debt collectors to collect taxes from taxpayers. Bet Tzedek opposes this policy because it would expose taxpayers to Continue Reading »

Senator Chris Dodd Joins Bet Tzedek for Screening of Nuremberg Trial Footage at Sony Pictures Studios

Posted on July 7, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 Bet Tzedek marked the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials with a special screening of the Schulberg/Waltezky restoration of the U.S. Government’s 1948 film about the first Nuremberg trial – the International Military Tribunal. “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today” was shown in Sony Studios’ William Holden Theater to a capacity crowd. Continue Reading »

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