Primary geographic focus: Southern California, Southwestern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Community Outreach: Health Care, Employment, Health Care, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Foreclosure, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Seniors
For the past 40 years, Bet Tzedek has provided free, comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles, proving that access to justice makes a difference in people’s lives. It is the difference between having a home and living on the streets, between getting paid or having to go hungry, between access to medical care and supportive services or suffering.
From humble beginnings as a small group of volunteer attorneys helping Holocaust survivors facing gentrification in the Fairfax District, Bet Tzedek has grown into a public interest law firm with a footprint across Los Angeles County and beyond, with practice area expertise in Elder/Caregiver Law, Employment Rights, Guardianships, Human Trafficking, Health, Holocaust Reparations, Housing, Public Benefits and more.
Our staff seeks innovative solutions to persistent poverty. Whether harnessing the power of technology to overcome barriers or mobilizing communities through collaborative partnerships, we seek to empower the more than 20,000 people we serve every year with the help of hundreds of pro bono attorneys and volunteers.
PRESS/RESEARCH MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story
Lawsuits filed against L.A. County, lenders over green energy programAndrew Khouri
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
April 12, 2018
Public Counsel and Bet Tzedek have filed a lawsuit to protect homeowners in Los Angeles from predatory lending by a L.A. county program that funds solar panels and other energy-efficient home improvement projects.
$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal RepresentationCalifornia Community Foundation
November 27, 2017
$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation
What the Poor Really Need Is Legal AidSusan Beck
June 24, 2016
Pro bono work is widely acknowledged as an insufficient way of handling the varying legal needs of a large and diverse indigent community. What the community really needs is legal aid.
Big legal guns to take up the fight against L.A.s housemates from hellHillel Aron
April 30, 2015
Bet Tzedek, in collaboration with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is helping some parties defend against the prolific litigants Gennady and Zina Dolzhenko.
Should lawyers be held accountable when clients sue just to punish whistleblowers?Chris Morran
April 2, 2015
LAAC lends its support to an appeal of a decision that may threaten the ability of LAAC’s members to serve their clients effectively.
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