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Volunteering During the Public Health Crisis

We welcome the involvement of law students, law graduates and lawyers offering their assistance to help low-income litigants in family court with custody, domestic violence and other problems based on their range of practice, litigation know-how, linguistic capabilities and available Center resources for training and mentorship. Interested persons should contact the Center at volunteer@hbcfl.org Updated
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Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus/Cambios en el servicio en respuesta al coronavirus

Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is operational on a remote basis. Low–income individuals seeking  domestic violence and family law assistance can call the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law at 213-388-7515 and leave a message with a safe contact phone number. Legal assessment, advice and ongoing services will continue
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Volunteer Award Recipients for 2019

Benjamin Kanani: Hall of Fame Award The Hall of Fame Award honors a volunteer whose efforts exhibit, by action and deed over an extended period of time, exceptional service and dedication to the Center, its clients and its causes, and who has left a permanent mark in its history. Christopher W. Moore: Frances Wender Kandel
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“Meet the Judges” Study Group for Pro Bono Attorneys

A unique opportunity and career benefit offered exclusively to attorneys volunteering for the Harriett Buhai Center‘s Pro Bono Panel is to learn first-hand from members of the family law bench. During 2019, invitees included Supervising Family Law Judge Lawrence Riff and Judges Alison Mackenzie, Michelle Short and Helen Zukin. Judge Ana Maria Luna recently spoke to
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First Family Law Clinic in LA Available to Southwestern Students

In an innovative partnership, Southwestern Law School and the Harriett Buhai Center have banded together to offer SWLS students a family law clinic program incorporating both academic and real-world practice experience for school credit. The only clinical education program in LA dedicated to family law including topics pertaining to stopping domestic violence and enhancing the welfare of
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