A public interest law firm and nonprofit organization, Bet Tzedek provides comprehensive legal services free of charge to low-income families and individuals in the Los Angeles area. From its beginnings 40 years ago, as a group of volunteer attorneys helping impoverished Holocaust survivors, Bet Tzedek has grown into one of the country’s premier legal service agencies, with expertise in such practice areas as employment rights, housing, and public benefits.
While attorneys and other legal professionals can offer their expertise to the organization by serving on its board of directors, there are numerous ways for the public to get involved. One of the most popular ways for individuals to support Bet Tzedek is by attending its annual Justice Ball. Held every summer, the Justice Ball features live music and entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction, all in support of the more than 15,000 people Bet Tzedek serves each year. The event, which regularly sells out, has raised over $4 million for the organization since its inauguration in 1996.