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


Our Appellate Victory for Domestic Violence Survivors

  Victory! The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and its pro bono partners, the Family Violence Appellate Project and Manatt, Phelps & Philips LLP, won a significant victory for domestic violence survivors last week. To read the published decision which is now binding legal precedent for all trial courts in California, click here. Facts The Center’s client, Priscila N., had
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Success Stories

Acquiring the Legal Tools to Set Herself Free

Empowered with the legal knowledge she learned and results she achieved through the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Nicole* is reclaiming the dreams she thought she had lost forever, including obtaining her college degree. In high school, she thought she met the love of her life, but Nicole’s life went from happy to horror-filled.
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New Volunteer Training 2018

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