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


LA County Aims New Focus on Women Inmates. Harriett Buhai Center’s Report Influential in their Decisions

On February 12, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted several recommendations proposed by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in its recent report, Lynwood to Lancaster: Opportunities and Challenges for the Los Angeles County Women’s Jail Relocation. It voted to completely stop the move to Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster
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Success Stories

Keeping Ellie Safe

Alex* cherishes his little girl, Ellie*, who loves to dance and talks to everyone she meets. No one would know that she has a heart problem that needs surgery. With assistance from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Alex will now be able to assure Ellie gets the medical care she needs. Young Parents
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New Volunteer Training April 2019

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