March 07, 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is honored to announce Hon. Terry B. Friedman (Ret.) has been awarded by Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, with the Rose L. Schiff Commitment to Justice Award. This accolade recognizes Judge Friedman for his outstanding commitment to the organization for the past 35 years, and his leadership and commitment to equal justice for all.
Judge Friedman has a long history of leadership in the provision of pro bono legal services. As a practicing lawyer, he served as a staff attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty and as the Executive Director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services. He is a member of the board of directors at Bet Tzedek and the Board of Advocates of Human Rights First. Judge Friedman has also been an active member in, and served as Board President for the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles.
“We are thrilled to know Judge Friedman’s commitment and hard work for many years on behalf of Bet Tzedek is being recognized,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “JAMS is dedicated to helping others through pro bono work, and we support our outstanding neutrals who tirelessly commit their time to helping others.”
The Rose L. Schiff Commitment to Justice Award was presented to Judge Friedman at Bet Tzedek’s 40th Anniversary Dinner Gala on March 5, in Los Angeles.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267 or www.jamsadr.com.
About Bet Tzedek
Bet Tzedek, which means "House of Justice" in Hebrew, is a non-profit, nonsectarian poverty law center serving more than 6,000 low-income people each year from across L.A. County. Clients are represented free of charge in critical legal issues including nursing home care, consumer fraud, disability benefits appeals, conservatorships, guardianships, Holocaust reparations and substandard housing conditions. Today, Bet Tzedek is one of the nation's premier legal services organizations, winning favorable results for clients in more than 90% of contested cases.