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


Betty Headshot - web Making A Career of Community Service

The Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and supporters of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law congratulate Executive Director Betty Nordwind on her selection by the State Bar of California as the recipient of the 2014 Loren Miller Legal Services Award! The State Bar of California is bestowing its prestigious Loren Miller Legal Services Award for 2014
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Success Stories

AR Stock Photo 6In Her Own Words

These days, Marguerite* radiates the confidence of someone who has taken charge of her life. What a difference from the desperate woman who sought help from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law to keep herself and her children safe from her abusive husband. Here is Marguerite’s story, in her own words: “When I got
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What’s Going On at the Center

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