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
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Success Stories

Acquiring the Legal Tools to Set Herself Free

Empowered with the legal knowledge she learned and results she achieved through the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Nicole* is reclaiming the dreams she thought she had lost forever, including obtaining her college degree. In high school, she thought she met the love of her life, but Nicole’s life went from happy to horror-filled.
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New Volunteer Training 2018

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