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

News

LA County Aims New Focus on Women Inmates. Harriett Buhai Center’s Report Influential in their Decisions

On February 12, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted several recommendations proposed by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in its recent report, Lynwood to Lancaster: Opportunities and Challenges for the Los Angeles County Women’s Jail Relocation. It voted to completely stop the move to Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster
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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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Events

New Volunteer Training April 2019

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