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ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1994
A benefit production of "The Veil," Henry Slesar's holiday mystery, featuring James Dumont, Lisa Thames, Pamel Shafer and Nancy Linehan Charles, is running today and Sunday at the Tiffany Theatre in West Hollywood. All proceeds will benefit Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a nonprofit organization providing free legal services to indigent clients. Tickets are $50. Reservations: (310) 289-2999.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each day, Lisa Freeman-Grant works against a shorter and shorter deadline. It's called death. Her clients: Holocaust survivors, whose average age has climbed to 81. Her job: to get them, free of charge, reparations from countries and companies that took part in the Holocaust. It's a frustrating, byzantine process so impenetrable that survivors usually "will get discouraged or die" before they see any money, said Henry Kress, a 75-year-old who was interned at Auschwitz. "It's a heartbreaker."
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REAL ESTATE
November 10, 1991
Evelyn De Wolfe's article ("Misdeeds of Trust," Oct. 20) was a noteworthy expose on home equity fraud. However, her article failed to include Bet Tzedek Legal Services as a primary source of help for victims of such fraud. Bet Tzedek (The House of Justice) has been at the forefront of preventing, exposing and combating these scams since they took hold in Los Angeles neighborhoods more than two years ago. Indeed, the Los Angeles Times was so impressed with our work that your paper ran an editorial endorsing our program in February, 1990.
NEWS
November 2, 1999 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old man lived in a car with his dog, parked in front of the only home he had ever known. "No, I'm not homeless," he told anyone who asked. "The people in my house are strangers, and they won't let me in." It took the lawyers of Bet Tzedek, which offers free legal services to the poor, to unravel the man's tortured tale. Yes, he had lived in that house with his mother all his life. And, yes, he became the home's owner when she died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1987
Myrna Oliver's incisive report (April 7) on the current status of pro bono publico activity by private attorneys underscores the fact that, despite the efforts of many in the private bar, millions of poor persons in this country are denied the protection of our laws because they lack competent, legal representation. It is unrealistic to expect that pro bono efforts alone can ever meet this need, or even make up for major cuts precipitated by federal funding reductions in many publicly funded legal services programs.
NEWS
May 23, 1991
Two attorneys have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a state agency that acquires parkland and trails for public use. Jerome C. Daniel of West Los Angeles owns an insurance business and serves as a temporary judge in traffic and small-claims courts. He has been involved in numerous environmental organizations and has served as chairman of the conservancy's advisory committee since 1984.
NEWS
April 6, 1986
I don't believe that anyone who knows or has worked with Terry Friedman will consider him a political opportunist, in a negative sense, now that he is running for the 43rd District Assembly seat currently held by Gray Davis. After graduating from law school, I worked with Terry as a volunteer attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services. I found him to be hard-working, down to earth and dedicated to the kind of legal and social issues that affect the lives of the poor, the weak and the dispossessed.
OPINION
June 16, 1996
Your article about the way in which Holocaust survivors must relive the terrible horrors of their past, and the difficulties encountered in proving those horrors ("Proof of Suffering Is Price of Holocaust Reparations," June 4) brought to light many important issues. At Bet Tzedek Legal Services we have assisted, completely free of charge, many hundreds of survivors in their efforts to apply for reparations payments. Sadly, the experiences of our clients are that in most instances it takes at least three years for reparations applications to be processed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Community activists have launched a program aimed at warning South-Central Los Angeles residents about unscrupulous home improvement schemes used to bilk a number of elderly widows out of their homes. Nearly a thousand women--most of them in their 70s or older--have already lost their homes, say lawyers for the Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
OPINION
June 16, 1996
Your article about the way in which Holocaust survivors must relive the terrible horrors of their past, and the difficulties encountered in proving those horrors ("Proof of Suffering Is Price of Holocaust Reparations," June 4) brought to light many important issues. At Bet Tzedek Legal Services we have assisted, completely free of charge, many hundreds of survivors in their efforts to apply for reparations payments. Sadly, the experiences of our clients are that in most instances it takes at least three years for reparations applications to be processed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1994
A benefit production of "The Veil," Henry Slesar's holiday mystery, featuring James Dumont, Lisa Thames, Pamel Shafer and Nancy Linehan Charles, is running today and Sunday at the Tiffany Theatre in West Hollywood. All proceeds will benefit Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a nonprofit organization providing free legal services to indigent clients. Tickets are $50. Reservations: (310) 289-2999.
REAL ESTATE
November 10, 1991
Evelyn De Wolfe's article ("Misdeeds of Trust," Oct. 20) was a noteworthy expose on home equity fraud. However, her article failed to include Bet Tzedek Legal Services as a primary source of help for victims of such fraud. Bet Tzedek (The House of Justice) has been at the forefront of preventing, exposing and combating these scams since they took hold in Los Angeles neighborhoods more than two years ago. Indeed, the Los Angeles Times was so impressed with our work that your paper ran an editorial endorsing our program in February, 1990.
NEWS
May 23, 1991
Two attorneys have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, a state agency that acquires parkland and trails for public use. Jerome C. Daniel of West Los Angeles owns an insurance business and serves as a temporary judge in traffic and small-claims courts. He has been involved in numerous environmental organizations and has served as chairman of the conservancy's advisory committee since 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Community activists have launched a program aimed at warning South-Central Los Angeles residents about unscrupulous home improvement schemes used to bilk a number of elderly widows out of their homes. Nearly a thousand women--most of them in their 70s or older--have already lost their homes, say lawyers for the Bet Tzedek Legal Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each day, Lisa Freeman-Grant works against a shorter and shorter deadline. It's called death. Her clients: Holocaust survivors, whose average age has climbed to 81. Her job: to get them, free of charge, reparations from countries and companies that took part in the Holocaust. It's a frustrating, byzantine process so impenetrable that survivors usually "will get discouraged or die" before they see any money, said Henry Kress, a 75-year-old who was interned at Auschwitz. "It's a heartbreaker."
NEWS
November 2, 1999 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old man lived in a car with his dog, parked in front of the only home he had ever known. "No, I'm not homeless," he told anyone who asked. "The people in my house are strangers, and they won't let me in." It took the lawyers of Bet Tzedek, which offers free legal services to the poor, to unravel the man's tortured tale. Yes, he had lived in that house with his mother all his life. And, yes, he became the home's owner when she died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1987
Myrna Oliver's incisive report (April 7) on the current status of pro bono publico activity by private attorneys underscores the fact that, despite the efforts of many in the private bar, millions of poor persons in this country are denied the protection of our laws because they lack competent, legal representation. It is unrealistic to expect that pro bono efforts alone can ever meet this need, or even make up for major cuts precipitated by federal funding reductions in many publicly funded legal services programs.
NEWS
April 6, 1986
I don't believe that anyone who knows or has worked with Terry Friedman will consider him a political opportunist, in a negative sense, now that he is running for the 43rd District Assembly seat currently held by Gray Davis. After graduating from law school, I worked with Terry as a volunteer attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services. I found him to be hard-working, down to earth and dedicated to the kind of legal and social issues that affect the lives of the poor, the weak and the dispossessed.
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