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

News

Black Lives Matter to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

With sadness, but also with determination and resolve, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law joins Americans of conscience in reiterating that Black Lives Matter. The recent events in Minneapolis and elsewhere are the antithesis of the Center’s core purpose, which is to advance equal justice, fairness, dignity, and respect. But while the national focus is
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Success Stories

“My only option for help was the Harriett Buhai Center.”

Michael* found the baby’s picture on social media and thought she might be his daughter. With the advocacy of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law team of lawyers, Michael was able to prove he was her dad. This year marks the first Father’s Day Michael spends with his daughter, Zoe*. Finances Drove Them Apart
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Events

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

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