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About Us

Free Legal Services For People Who Need It Most

We are a community organization that provides justice, stability, and hope to those experiencing discrimination, disparities, and exploitation. Based on the central tenet of Jewish law and tradition “tzedek, tzedek, tirdof”—”justice, justice you shall pursue,” Bet Tzedek provides legal advocacy grounded in the lived experiences of the communities we serve. Through our network of attorneys and advocates, we provide free comprehensive legal services, education, and policy advocacy to low-income individuals and families across Los Angeles County.

Our Impact

119,085

Individuals and Families Served in 2021

13,603

calls for help & information received by our Call Center in 2021

4

legislative policy changes that will improve the economic well-being of tens of thousands of Californians were co-sponsored by Bet Tzedek in the past year.

Our Mission

To ensure our vision of equitable access to justice for all, we engage in community lawyering, legal education and outreach, and structural policy change. We respond to emerging community needs while providing self-determination tools that empower individuals to advocate for themselves and their communities. We achieve this by providing legal services that integrate with broader social support services, creating additional entry points for critical legal services, and using our collective voices to reform systems.

History of Bet Tzedek

In 1947, a small group of attorneys, social workers, and activists came together to provide much needed legal assistance in the community. What began as a grassroots effort to support low-income Holocaust survivors and seniors in Fairfax District from illegal evictions, debt frauds, and denied access to government resources has grown into one of the country’s most premier public interest law firms. Today, Bet Tzedek continues to be unwavering in its advocacy for historically disenfranchised and exploited communities across Los Angeles County and beyond.

For the hundreds of thousands of clients we have represented throughout the years, it’s more than a case. It’s a chance to change lives. As the “House of Justice,” we welcome those in need.

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Our Team

None of our work would be possible without a dedicated team of staff and volunteer leadership. Click below to meet the people who enable Bet Tzedek the power to effect change throughout Los Angeles County and beyond.

Meet our team

Careers

We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of experts passionate about pursuing justice for all. Check out our Careers Page for a list of up-to-date job, internship, and clerkship openings

Careers

Community Partners

Through the support and collaboration of trusted organizations in the community, Bet Tzedek is able to provide more people access to our services and programs. Click on the list below to learn more about our partnerships with social service providers, funders, government agencies, community centers, hospitals, food banks, and other organizations.