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Bet Tzedek Receives Groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care Grant from JFNA

Posted on January 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2017) Bet Tzedek, one of the nation’s premiere public interest law firms, is proud to announce it was selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable over $575,000 in new Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Joins California State Treasurer John Chiang to Fight Unforeseen Move to Dump Affordable Housing

Posted on December 21, 2016

Bet Tzedek applauds the bold leadership of State Treasurer John Chiang who announced today that he will vigorously battle the owners of a large Los Angeles apartment complex who are attempting to break an agreement requiring them to maintain affordable, below market rents for 79 taxpayers supported housing units. “There’s never been a more important Continue Reading »

Transgender Advocacy Organizations Step Up to Ensure Protection of Legal Rights in the Face of Rising Uncertainty for Transgender Angelenos

Posted on December 8, 2016

Since the election, there is an increased sense of urgency among many in the transgender community about securing identity documents that reflect their identities, and a need for trained volunteers to help complete the paperwork In response, Bet Tzedek Legal Services in partnership with the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek Lauds the Department of Labor for Study on Wage Theft in Southern California’s Apparel Industry

Posted on November 16, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) released a study today linking wage theft in Southern California’s apparel industry with a number of well-known retailers. Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek President and CEO commented “The study released by the DOL today highlights what we at Bet Tzedek see every day: some of the world’s worst sweatshops can be Continue Reading »

Bet Tzedek’s Jessie Kornberg Chosen 2016 ABA On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award

Posted on August 1, 2016

Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek’s President & CEO, was chosen one of the 2016 American Bar Association On the Rise 40 Top Young Lawyers. Selected annually from thousands of nominations, the award is presented to provide national recognition to 40 young attorneys who exemplify “high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.” Congratulations, Jessie

Follow KCRW’s 5-Part Report on Abuse of Workers in LA’s Restaurants

Posted on August 1, 2016

Karen Foshay, an investigative reporter, delves into the abuse of workers throughout LA’s restaurants, speaking to dozens of workers, government enforcers, and labor lawyers including Bet Tzedek’s Employment Rights Project advocates. Her five-part series, Burned, delves into the fraud and abuse some of our city’s most vulnerable workers suffer.

Bet Tzedek’s Fight Against Wage Theft in LA’s Garment Industry Makes the News

Posted on August 1, 2016

Wage theft in LA’s garment industry is rampant. Bet Tzedek is collaborating with the Garment Worker Center, the Department of Labor and the Labor Commissioner to put an end to these practices. Bet Tzedek is the primary legal representative for most of the garment workers willing to step forward and call out these companies for their Continue Reading »

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 »

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