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.
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.
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.
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 |
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.