Our Mission

We protect victims of domestic violence and improve the well-being of children living in poverty. With the help of volunteers, the Center provides free family law assistance and legal education to the poor. We strive to empower people in need and assure them meaningful access to the courts.
A cosponsored family law/ domestic violence project of Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Jail Project What is the Jail Project? Q and A: The Center’s Innovative Project for Incarcerated Women

Ten years ago, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law created one of the only family law education programs for incarcerated women in the U.S. 1.What is the jail project? We provide information about dependency, family and probate law to mothers at Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), Inglewood and Twin Towers downtown, with an emphasis
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Success Stories

Mom and Son photo webTwo Victims, One Hope

Tonia wanted to protect her young son from his father’s deadly rages. They had been trapped in an escalating cycle of abuse, threats and erratic behavior. In the worst and most recent episode, Tonia’s son, just five years old, likely saved her life by seeking help. Tonia sought legal assistance from the Harriett Buhai Center
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Alumni Mixer

Center Starts Alumni Network; Hosts Mixer at the Culver Hotel

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