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


The Law Student Corner – Q&A with our Students

True to the adage that you “can’t go home again” because it’s not the same,  Ruby LeMorin and Lucas Garcia returned to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law during their third year of UCLA Law School as different people. Our abbreviated interview captures some of their thoughts and reflections upon their return in spring 2021. They first
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Success Stories

Stopping the Lethal Threat to Her Children

“Daddy has a gun!” Renata’s* 10-year- old son blurted out when she picked him and his two brothers up from their dad’s custody.  Her son found the gun in their bedroom dresser drawer and took photos of it. That day, the boys had been left alone until after midnight.  Alarmed when she saw the photos,
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Family Law New Volunteer Training

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