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


In Memoriam

The Harriett Buhai Center and the legal services community lost a great leader when Jim Preis, Executive Director of Mental Health Advocacy Services, died on Friday, October 12, 2018. A vigorous public interest lawyer until the day he died, Jim represented some of the most vulnerable individuals in LA- those with mental disabilities who face
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Success Stories

“This will be the start of me going forward with my life.”

These are the thoughts Tanya* had when she first met with the lawyer from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law on the campus of her community college. With the Center’s free legal help, she felt that this would be the sustenance she and her children needed to finally end the violence in their world.
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New Volunteer Training September 2018

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