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


CII Conference Panel The Fatherhood Project: Center Educates Low-Income Dads About Family Law

To equip low-income dads with tools to better understand the responsibilities of parenthood, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law has designed a special legal education program for them. Presented in collaboration with the Fatherhood Project of Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII), a large social services agency serving disadvantaged families, the program is offered at sites
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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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