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Home >> Specialized Senior Resources >> Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Bet Tzedek is Hebrew for "The House of Justice". 
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Picture of a Bet Tzedek volunteer visiting an elderly client at home
145 S. Fairfax Av, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Call for appointment: (323) 939-0506.
No legal advice is given over the phone.

Bet Tzedek provides free legal representation to those who cannot otherwise afford counsel. In its 25 year history, Bet Tzedek has helped more than 90,000 families and individuals who had nowhere else to turn. Each year, assistance is provided to more than 10,000 people of every racial and religious background at the Fairfax and West Hollywood offices and at 30 senior centers throughout Los Angeles County. up arrow to top of page

Bet Tzedek's Innovative Services Include:

bulletProtecting nursing home patients' rights
bulletLong Term Care issues
bulletConservatorships & Guardianships
bulletDurable Powers of Attorney for Health Care & Finances
bulletPatients' rights and quality of care
bulletElder abuse and neglect
bulletChallenging substandard housing conditions
bulletPreventing home equity fraud against the elderly
bulletConsumer fraud
bulletUnlawful debt collection
bulletWage claims
bulletDefending the rights of the disabled
bulletObtaining reparations for Holocaust survivors
bulletConducting Medi-Cal and Medicare appeals
bulletSSI/Disability Benefits Appeals
bulletVeterans Benefits
bulletBenefits overpayments
bulletAssisting Alzheimer's patients and their families
bulletHomebound service

Bet Tzedek does not handle criminal defense, immigration, divorce, or cases private attorneys would accept on contingency. Legal assistance includes counseling and representation at trials, administrative hearings and appeals. up arrow to top of page

Eligibility for Services

The first priority for service is given to persons in greatest economic need. Bet Tzedek must inquire about income and resources. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Defending the rights of the poor and elderly, affirming their dignity, and protecting their security -- This is the meaning of justice, and the commitment of all those who are part of the Bet Tzedek family. 

If physical condition prevents a client from going to a service site, please call (323) 939-0506 or the closest senior center to arrange for in-home legal assistance.

Dedicated telephone number to order nursing home and residential care facilities consumer guides:
(323) 549-5897.

Bet Tzedek is a non-profit organization serving people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Bet Tzedek is funded in part by:

The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
The State Bar of California
The City of West Hollywood
The City of Los Angeles
The County of Los Angeles

For more information contact the Bet Tzedek Web site. up arrow to top of page

Become a Bet Tzedek Volunteer

Founded in 1974 as a one night a week volunteer-run storefront, Bet Tzedek has grown to a vibrant poverty law center with a staff of 53 and more than 400 volunteers.

Bet Tzedek's effectiveness in protecting access to justice for all people is due largely to its many dedicated and skilled volunteers. If you would like to find out more about volunteering your time, please call the volunteer coordinator at:
(323) 549-5814.  up arrow to top of page


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