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
[Read more]

> more news

Success Stories

Once Trapped Now She’s Free

With the blade of her husband’s butcher knife at her throat, Amara* pressed 911 but did not speak. Minutes later, the police came to investigate the suspicious call, but nobody, not Amara, not her young daughter who witnessed everything, talked. The officer said to her “you can tell me what happened,” but Amara was afraid
[Read more]

> more stories


New Volunteer Training 2017

> more information