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


Announcing our Newest Volunteer Program: You’ll FLIP for it!

The Center’s new Family Law Intensive Program (“FLIP”) gives attorneys and law school graduates the chance to learn the basics of California family law over a short period of time under the guidance of an experienced Center staff attorney. This immersive program helps lawyers find their footing in family law – guiding them through completing
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Success Stories

Gaining Back Her Dignity

Gwen* came to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law with her “heart in her hand” as she describes her desperate situation. In her senior years with serious health concerns, her husband abandoned her and refused to provide any support. With the help of the Center, Gwen regained financial stability and got back some of
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New Volunteer Training April 2019

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