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


Seeking Executive Director

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is poised for a new phase of growth and change, emerging stronger from the pandemic with new Board leadership and a knowledgeable, trained, compassionate, and team-oriented staff. The Board of Directors is seeking a well-rounded Executive Director to lead the Center in delivering free family legal services to underrepresented
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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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New Leaders Network Inaugural Event

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