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Wednesday, March 26, 2003


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David Pasternak Elected President of Bet Tzedek Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


David J. Pasternak has been elected president of the Bet Tzedek Board of Directors, the legal services group said yesterday.

Pasternak is a partner in the law firm of Pasternak, Pasternak & Patton, a past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a member of the California Judicial Council.  He has been a member of the Bet Tzedek board since 1996.

“The Bet Tzedek Board of Directors is an incredibly gifted, talented and committed group of community leaders,” Executive Director David Lash said in a statement.  “And David Pasternak is a prime example of the kind of people we are lucky enough to have involved in our mission. He is a proven leader, having successfully served as the president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He has time and again demonstrated his dedication to Bet Tzedek by his countless hours of involvement in our committees, our programs and in planning for our future. We are incredibly grateful that he has agreed to be the next in a long line of distinguished and accomplished Board presidents.”

Pasternak noted that he was taking the post at “an exciting and challenging time,” with Lash set to leave soon to join O’Melveny & Myers and the organization planning a 30th anniversary celebration.

Pasternak is a l973 graduate of UCLA and earned law degree from Loyola Law School in l976.  He has served as a California deputy attorney general, member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and chair of the Los Angeles City Council Citizen’s Committee on Smoking. 

Bet Tzedek, which means “House of Justice” in Hebrew, is a non-profit, non-sectarian poverty law center serving more than 6,000 low-income people each year throughout Los Angeles County

The group’s areas of representation include nursing home care, consumer fraud, disability benefits appeals, conservatorships, guardianships, Holocaust reparations and substandard housing conditions.  


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