Interested in registering?
To register for the event, you will need to prepare all of the following documents: 
  • A copy of your current resume
Please send the above documents to Taryn May, Volunteer Coordinator, at Once your application has been approved, you will be sent a link to Eventbrite to complete your registration.
Please note: Acceptance of applications from and enrollment of volunteers remains in the discretion of the Center.

New Volunteer Training 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017 8:30am-4:30pm 6.0 CLE Credits Loyola Law School

The purpose of this all day training is to prepare new volunteers to provide legal assistance to low-income clients of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Center). The day will be spent understanding the work performed by volunteers and learning the fundamentals of family law practice at the Center. The sessions will focus on issues arising for very low-income family law litigants and the strategies and methods developed over time to help them.

Program Objectives:

At this interactive program, new volunteers will:

Learn and better understand the roles they will play at the Center, expectations about their service to clients, and Center operations;

Observe and discuss a mock initial client interview similar to that which will take place at the Center;

Review and become familiar with some family law forms and laws from the start of a case to the end as they pertain to Center clients and cases;

Interact with experienced volunteers, Center staff and new participants to become a member of the Center’s team.


To view the draft agenda, click here.


The Center’s well-regarded publication California Family Law Basics will be available for purchase by program participants. To view information about the book, click here.

For more information, click here.