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


Playing on the Buhai Team

Pat Lynch, 2016 Recipient of the Center’s Frances Wender Kandel Award Helping clients surmount their legal challenges “is absolutely a team effort,” says Pat Lynch. “I see myself as a junior player, and I’m glad I get the chance to play on the Center’s team.” The ultimate “utility player,” Pat assists the clients as the
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Success Stories

Successfully Navigating the Military Maze

Mira* came to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law at a low point in her life. Unable to work full-time due to a debilitating medical condition, Mira was helping in a convent in exchange for room and board. She was surviving on $1,000 a month in support from her earlier divorce. Little did she
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New Volunteer Training 2017

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