Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Continuing Legal Education Program Presents
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Location: Loyola Law School
6.0 CLE Credits
Program Overview:

The purpose of this all day training is to prepare new volunteers to provide legal assistance to low-income clients of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Center). The day will be spent understanding the work performed by volunteers and learning the fundamentals of family law practice at the Center. The sessions will focus on issues arising for very low-income family law litigants and the strategies and methods developed to help them. 

Program Objectives:

At this interactive program, new volunteers will:
  • Review and become familiar with some family law concepts, forms, and laws that pertain to Center clients and their cases; 
  • Observe and discuss a mock initial client interview similar to those at the Center;
  • Learn and better understand the roles volunteers play at the Center, expectations about their service to clients, and Center operations; and
  • Interact with experienced volunteers, Center staff and new participants to become a member of the Center's team.

The Center's well-regarded publication  CA Family Law Basics
will be available for purchase by program participants. 
To view information about the book,  click here .
About Our Speakers and Trainers

The program will be taught by dedicated volunteer lawyers, both long-time practitioners and those relatively new to the profession, who have provided many hours of service to the Center. They will be joined by the Center's staff attorneys who will be providing guidance and familiarity about all aspects of the Center's practice.  
*Agenda subject to change
Here's what our volunteers have to say:
Who should attend this training? 
This training is ideal for lawyers, law students, and law school graduates who want to use their skills and training to help others. It is a perfect choice for individuals interested in addressing the needs of low-income families, protecting victims of domestic violence, and shepherding children to safer and more stable lives. It will provide satisfaction to champions of equal justice committed to ensuring a fair playing field in the family law courts. It's a great way to be introduced to a challenging area of the law that affects thousands of people each year. Retired professionals, individuals returning to the workforce, and those at home caring for their children are encouraged to apply.

Event Details    
Facilities for this event have been generously donated by:
 Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Parking:  $10 (The entrance is located on Albany Street.)
Registration Fee:

  • $75 for all day training (includes meals and training materials)
  • $35 special rate for students currently enrolled in law school
Special price for Book (Optional):
  • $249 reduced price for CA Family Law Basics (with 2018 insert and USB flash drive)

To register for the event, you will need to prepare all of the following documents: 

Please send the above documents to Taryn May, Volunteer Coordinator, at  [email protected] . Once your application has been approved, you will be sent a link to Eventbrite to complete your registration.

Please direct questions to:
Taryn May, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 213-388-7505 ext. 319
Fax: 213-388-7503
Mailing Address: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Space is Limited 
 Please Register Early - No On-Site Registration 
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Materials will be provided the day of the training.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note that if you have already registered, you do not need to do so again.
To view our electronic information packet, click here .
To donate today, click here .
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 710
Los Angeles, CA 90010
This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.0 hours, and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.