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


Betty Headshot - web Executive Director Betty Nordwind Receives Loren Miller Award

The Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law congratulate Executive Director Betty Nordwind on her selection by the State Bar of California as the recipient of the 2014 Loren Miller Legal Services Award! The Loren Miller Legal Services Award* is a lifetime achievement award recognizing Betty Nordwind
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Success Stories

Father and Son Shopping for Plants“Everyone Asks How I Did It” — Low-Income Dad Fulfills Dreams for Son with Center’s Help

“Since I love my child, I’d do anything for him. But even with my love, I needed help. I couldn’t do it on my own.” This is where the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law stepped in to help. Emilio and his girlfriend thought they had their whole lives before them. Then the unthinkable happened.
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Upcoming CLE: Navigating the LASC Family Court System

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