Bet Tzedek


For the past 42 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.

Its staff seeks innovative solutions to persistent poverty. Whether harnessing the power of technology to overcome barriers or mobilizing community through collaborative partnerships, Bet Tzedek seeks to empower the more than 20,000 people it serves every year with the help of hundreds of pro bono attorneys and volunteers. 

Bet Tzedek is an affiliated agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles






Jessie Kornberg
President and CEO

Los Angeles

Area served:
Los Angeles County

# of employees:

Organizational model:
Nonprofit (donations)

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