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


Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus/Cambios en el servicio en respuesta al coronavirus

Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus Due to the coronavirus, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law has implemented preventative measures to protect the health of our clients, visitors, and staff. The Harriett Buhai Center staff is continuing existing client case work on a remote basis. IMPORTANT: If you have a domestic violence emergency, please
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Success Stories

“I finally feel free.”

She smelled the gas before she heard his voice. Her husband of many years stood at the back door screaming, “I want to watch you burn,” and threatening to light a match. Panicked, she ran to the other door, but he had locked it. Struggling to breathe, Beatrice* covered her mouth with a wet cloth
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New Volunteer Orientation February 13, 2020

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