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Helping Women Who Have Been Abused and Incarcerated

In another path-breaking effort, for 15 years the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law has offered its experience and help to women, mostly mothers and victims of domestic violence, who are incarcerated and to those who have been released. Its involvement makes the Center the only legal services program in LA to reach this very
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Ricca Prasad: Leveraging Her Public Health and Legal Skills

Ricca Prasad, Public Interest Scholar at the USC Gould School of Law in her second year, considers herself fortunate to be able to combine her dual background in law and public health to advocate for incarcerated women.   Prior to law school, Ricca earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from George Washington University. With her
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Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law on the “Front Lines” for Veterans

Nathan Goncalves, J.D., an Army veteran and the Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Center, spoke at the Equal Justice Works Conference about the new Veterans Family Law Project at the Center. He is working with experienced Center staff attorneys to provide free legal services and legal education to veterans. Nathan has personally experienced the challenges
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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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California Supreme Court Victory!

California Supreme Court victory!  In a unanimous recent decision, Bianka M., the justices of the CA Supreme Court ruled that minor immigrant children can be considered for special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) in a CA custody proceeding in which only one parent participates as long as notice and the opportunity to be heard is provided
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