Awards Received by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law:
National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations Public Service Award, 1985
Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Legal Impact Award, 1993
Recognized by National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges/Packard Foundation, 1997
People’s College of Law, Lee Solomon Community Service Award, 1998
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Myra Bradwell Award, 2002
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Irwin Cantor Innovative Program Award, 2013
Betty Nordwind, Executive Director:
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Distinguished Service Award, 1992
John M. Langston Bar Association, Diamond Community Leader Award, 2009
Zephyr M. Ramsey Award (Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law), 2009
AAML, Northern California Chapter, De Goff and Sherman Award for Meaningful Contributions to Family Law, 2014
Southern California Super Lawyer, 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14
State Bar of California Loren Miller Legal Services Award, 2014
Awards Given by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Zephyr M. Ramsey Award
Named in honor of Zephyr Ramsey, one of the first African-American women admitted to practice law in California and any of the western United States on September 15, 1930 after having graduated from Howard University Law School in 1922, this annual award has been presented to a member of the community who embodies the spirit of Zephyr Ramsey–determination and commitment to justice for all people.
The Harriett Buhai Community Service Award
Created to honor the Center’s namesake, Harriett Buhai, this award has been presented to members of the community who possess the same attributes as Harriett–protecting and defending the rights of others, particularly the poor.
Hall of Fame Award
The Hall of Fame Award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has exhibited, 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.
Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer of the Year Award
Created posthumously to honor community and feminist activist Frances Wender Kandel, the award is bestowed upon recipients who have followed in the large footprints she left behind.
Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded annually to a volunteer lawyer who has provided substantial and extraordinary service in a case or cases, providing relief to a client or clients, who without the assistance of the pro bono attorney, would have been irreparably injured.
New Volunteer of the Year Award
Awarded to an individual who joined the volunteer team at the Center within the last 12 months and exhibits dedication, energy and commitment to serve as a role model for other new participants.