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Legal nonprofit Bet Tzedek enlists volunteer lawyers to help workers file employment claims
THE VOLUNTEERS: Calling all lawyers in the Los Angeles area.
THE CLIENTS: Low-wage workers in Los Angeles County, who often find that their employment claims are too small for private lawyers to take on.
THE WORK: The legal nonprofit Bet Tzedek coordinates volunteer lawyers to advise workers in filing claims for nonpayment of wages, below-minimum pay, failure to pay overtime when required, and denial of unemployment benefits. Bet Tzedek identifies claimants and places them with pro bono attorneys.
THE RESULTS: Since 2001, Bet Tzedek has helped 5,000 people recover more than $13 million in settlements and judgments.
GET INVOLVED: Contact Bet Tzedek's volunteer coordinator at (323) 549-5895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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