Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Address

3250 Wilshire Blvd.
13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States

(323) 939 - 0506
Areas Served
Los Angeles County
Who We Are
Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy.
 
Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a few individuals who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition, which appears in the Bible: "Tzedek, tzedek tirdof -- Justice, justice you shall pursue." This doctrine decrees that it is the duty of all men and women to advocate the just causes of the poor and helpless.
 
Today, Bet Tzedek is one of the nation's premier legal services organizations, providing free assistance to more than 20,000 people of every racial and religious background.  With a dedicated staff of over 60 and more than 1,000 active volunteers, Bet Tzedek makes a crucial difference in the lives of the most vulnerable members of the community.
Accessibility
This organization is accessible by wheelchair
This organization provides access for the hearing impaired
Eligibility
Community Groups
Homeless
Medicaid Eligible
Mentally Ill
Other
Over 60
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
Under 18
Service Types
Full Legal Representation
Brief Advice
Pro Se Legal Clinic
Self-Help Materials
Description of Service Types
Bet Tzedek provides legal assistance through one-on-one consultations, by appointment, at our office and intake locations. Our project areas include:\n \nEmployment Rights - Bet Tzedek advocates on behalf of low-wage workers, including garment workers, day laborers, construction workers and janitors. Bet Tzedek brings wage claims before the Labor Commissioner and litigate cases involved human trafficking, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Bet Tzedek holds an employment rights clinic the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 7:30pm at their office.\n \nFamily Caregiver - Bet Tzedek provides legal counsel to those who are caring for an individual living with a developmental disability, Alzheimer�s Disease, dementia or other debilitating condition. Services include assistance with Limited and General Conservatorship, Elder Abuse Restraining Orders, In Home Supportive Services, and Advance Life Planning (Statutory Wills and Advance Health Care Directives). In addition, project staff conduct community legal education presentations for health-care professionals, social workers and caregivers themselves to provide information about programs and services that support caregivers and the individuals they care for.\n \nConsumer Protection, Real Estate Fraud & Foreclosure Prevention - Bet Tzedek represent seniors and individuals living with disabilities who are victims of consumer fraud and elder abuse title fraud. In addition, staff attorneys help borrowers with foreclosure issues by helping them obtain loan modifications, postpone sales, and rescind wrongful foreclosures.\n \nHolocaust Reparations - Bet Tzedek assists survivors applying for reparations, pensions, and other benefits from Germany and other European countries. Bet Tzedek also provides assistance with other issues affecting survivors, including Holocaust-era insurance coverage, public benefits, subsidized housing, advance planning, and other issues.\n \nKinship Care and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status - Bet Tzedek helps keep families together by representing grandparents and other caregivers in Probate Guardianship proceedings. In addition, Bet Tzedek represents unaccompanied alien children under the age of 21 who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by one or both of their parents in requesting the appointment of their caregiver as guardian and in securing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status findings and orders.\n \nSelf-Help Conservatorship Clinic - Through clinics held at the Los Angeles Law Library, Norwalk Courthouse, and Long Beach Courthouses at various times during the week, Bet Tzedek assists pro per litigants who need conservatorship over an individual prepare and file petitions for the appointment of a conservator.\n \nLow-Income Tax Advocacy - Bet Tzedek�s tax practice provides free legal representation and advice on federal or state income tax cases and specific local tax disputes. Assistance is provided at all stages of a case in disputes such as Earned Income Tax Credit denials and appeals; audits; liens and wage garnishments; employee misclassifications and more.\n\nPublic Benefits - Bet Tzedek provides direct representation on benefits appeals and overpayments for programs such as Supplemental Security Income, In Home Supportive Services, Supplemental Security Disability Income, and other benefits program.\n\nCancer MLP - Bet Tzedek provides direct representation, advice and counsel, pro bono placement, advocacy, and education on legal issues most commonly affecting the health outcomes of individuals living with cancer.
Organization Type
Legal Aid
Spoken Languages
Russian / Росси́я
Spanish / Español
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