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


The “family law bible” has been updated!

New forms, samples and instructions are now  available in the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law 27th edition of its seminal publication “California Family Law Basics.”  Popular features include detailed step-by-step narration and illustrative examples of several hundred forms in user-friendly, straight-to-the-point language for all stages of dissolution and paternity actions, including domestic violence proceedings.
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Success Stories

“Either you do something or I will.”

The desperation in her teenage son’s voice terrified Rosa*. “Either you do something or I will,” Gustavo* told her. Trapped in his father’s house after coming out as gay, Gustavo was shunned from their family table, forced to eat on separate plates and forbidden to use detergent and wash his clothes because he had “defiled”
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New Volunteer Training 2016

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