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


Helping Women Who Have Been Abused and Incarcerated

In another path-breaking effort, for 15 years the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law has offered its experience and help to women, mostly mothers and victims of domestic violence, who are incarcerated and to those who have been released. Its involvement makes the Center the only legal services program in LA to reach this very
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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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