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


Giving Back After All the Years

The halls of the Harriett Buhai Center buzz with lively discussions of legal issues and past trials from the three retired volunteer lawyers and one on sabbatical who are contributing their time and knowledge. Bringing collective legal experience of nearly 200 years, Pat Lynch, Jerry Friedman, Mercy Fresno and Richard Gould-Saltman represent new and highly
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Success Stories

The “Miracle” in Her Life

When Gloria* talks about her life now, she smiles. Twenty years ago, she was living in a shelter with her five children trying to survive, and many hard years followed. Today she is safe, financially stable, and a homeowner. She owes this “miracle” to finding the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and through it,
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New Volunteer Training 2018

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