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


Prestigious Family Law Award Given to Center Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Betty L. Nordwind, Executive Director of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, is the recipient of this year’s Spencer Brandeis Award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section. The Award pays tribute to an individual who has had “an extraordinary impact upon the advancement of
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Success Stories

“I am beyond thankful.”

Smart and determined, Alena*, a young Latina woman, graduated high school with a newborn son and got her college degree as a single parent. Throughout this time, she suffered severe abuse from her child’s father and lax response from the police despite having a restraining order. After her child’s father tracked her down and brutally
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Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus/Cambios en el servicio en respuesta al coronavirus

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