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Honoring Sorrell Trope Fellowship

The close, nurturing and special relationship Sorrell Trope has with the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law spanning the last 25 years was recently highlighted in a publication sent to thousands of local lawyers. Honoring the 20th anniversary of the Trope Family Law Public Interest Fellowship, his alma mater USC Gould School of Law prominently
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Harriett Buhai Center: “A Place Where Learning Occurs”

Once again owing to support from its donors, the Center became a teaching academy for its full-time summer law student interns. “We are grateful for the funds we receive from our supporters to underwrite our law student program,” says Betty Nordwind, Executive Director. Here are some of the students’ comments: Alisa Wecker, the Trope Fellow
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Finding the Strength to Teach

Promotoras Program Starts Eager, but anxious, the nine volunteers sat in a circle wondering what was ahead of them as Promotoras, (female promoters) of domestic violence education in their community. Through the Harriett Buhai Center’s community advocacy training program, the current and former clients of the Center, all Latina, are learning how to talk to
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“Super Saturday” is a Win-Win for Clients and Law Intern Alumni

  “The Center has a special place in everyone’s heart and we all come back because it’s a second home,” said Suzanna Megrabyan, a former law intern alumni returning for the Center’s inaugural “Super Saturday” on April 25, 2015. Joining Suzanna were 12 other alumni, all former law student interns who spent a past summer
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Presentation for the Latina Lawyers Bar Association

During a presentation to the board of the Latina Lawyers of Los Angeles Association, Alicia Molina, one of the Center’s bilingual volunteer attorneys, expressed how valuable it is to speak Spanish with Latina clients and understand their cultural background especially when discussing domestic violence and immigration issues. Johanna Sanchez, another Center volunteer attorney, credited the
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