Betsy R. Rosenthal
722 Jacon Way
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Freelance Writer, 1994-Present
§ Author of three children’s books:
My House Is Singing (Harcourt, Inc.)
It’s Not Worth Making a Tzimmes Over! (Albert Whitman & Co.)
Which Shoes Does Sherman Choose? (Putnam, due out 2010)
§ Author of numerous essays published in magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Mothering magazine, California Monthly magazine, The Jewish Journal, and Working Writer Magazine.
§ Author of poetry in anthologies, Phonics Through Poetry and More Phonics Through Poetry (Good Year Books)
Western States Counsel, Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles, CA, 1985-1991
§ Oversaw legal work and investigative operation for large civil rights organization in its thirteen western states.
§ Wrote amicus curiae briefs in civil rights cases.
§ Wrote letters on behalf of victims of employment and other discrimination.
§ Appeared on television news programs, gave fundraising speeches, and ran civil rights committee meetings.
Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Immigration Division, Los Angeles, CA, 1984-1985
§ Represented the United States in immigration cases before Administrative Law Judges.
1994-1997 UCLA Extension Los Angeles, CA
1984 UCLA Law School Los Angeles, CA
1979 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
BA with distinction: social welfare/political science
Phi Beta Kappa
Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society
§ Santa Monica Synagogue Board of Trustees
§ Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
§ California Bar Association, admitted 1984
§ Admitted to practice before U.S. District Court for Central District, California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and California Stat
Bachelor's degree: UC Berkeley
Juris Doctor: UCLA Law
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