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


Now Available: 2020-2021 Annual Report

Over the last two years, we stood stronger together as a community to face the challenges brought by the Pandemic. At the Center, we created ways to make our services better and ultimately, our clients’ lives brighter. We are grateful to our volunteers, donors, staff members, board members, and community at large who responded to
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Success Stories

Until she found peace of mind at the Harriett Buhai Center, Valerie lived in a constant state of terror.

Surrounded by a strong team of dedicated Buhai Center lawyers, Valerie and her children received, for the first time, the full legal support her family needed to feel safe. Living in Terror Valerie’s* time of living in terror started with her boyfriend’s verbal abuse when she first became pregnant. To prevent her second pregnancy which
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Celebrating 40 Years of Family Law Justice.

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