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


Print Volunteer Award Recipients for 2015

  Louise Nixon, Hall of Fame Award Honoring a volunteer whose efforts exhibit, by action and deed over an extended period of time, exceptional service and dedication to the Center, its clients and its causes, and who has left a permanent mark in its history.   Steve Goodin, Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer of the Year
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Success Stories

Mature Latina Woman Winter newsletter 2016“I Hold My Head High – Thanks to Everyone at the Center”

Clara* felt powerless when she came to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Years of her husband’s abuse had crushed her feelings of self-worth. Having quit his job, supporting her children on her own without his help was an overwhelming prospect. She agonized over the hostility from her adult children because they believed she
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CLE: New Volunteer Training for Legal Assessment and Brief Counsel and Advice

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