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

“The Center was a lifesaver for me and my son.”

It’s been a long struggle for Martin* and his son, Eddie* but thanks to the Harriett Buhai Center they are thriving together as a family at last. They live in their own home now instead of shelters, and Martin has permanent custody of his son. Martin has high hopes for Eddie, a middle schooler, who
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Family Law New Volunteer Training

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