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


Vera Brown-Curtis The Vera Brown-Curtis Project

Vera Brown-Curtis Hayes would approve of the new Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law project named in her honor to increase utilization of our services by low-income African Americans” says Betty Nordwind the Center’s director.  Vera, described by her fellow colleagues as a “passionate advocate, protector and defender of human rights,” devoted her time, skills and funds to three organizations
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Success Stories

HiResNowhere to Go Until the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Helped Hand Her the Keys

Esperanza* treasures her new life after ending a 31-year marriage. The generous unexpected gift she gave to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law expressed the depth of gratitude as a former client. With the help from the Center, volunteers and its supporters, she attained financial peace of mind and regained her self-worth. For years,
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Everything You Need to Know About Laying a Domestic Violence Record for Appeal

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