Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law – Experience Family Law Up Close and Personal!


Two-part volunteer training:

Part I:     Online self-study (2.25 hours) – completed by Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Part II:    Online Practicum (2.5 hours) – Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – VIA ZOOM

What You Will Learn and Do:

Join our Remote Volunteer Services Program (RSVP) to conduct substantive legal interviews by phone with prospective clients. Learn the basic concepts of family law and common problems faced by clients with the added challenges of poverty and trauma. You’ll learn issue-spot and strengthen your client-centered interviewing skills while working under the guidance of experienced Harriett Buhai Center attorneys.

Why You Should Volunteer:

Our volunteer program is ideal for lawyers, law students, and law graduates who want to use their skills, experience, and education to help others. It is a perfect choice for individuals interested in addressing the needs of low-income families, protecting survivors of domestic violence and shepherding children to safer and more stable lives. Retired professionals, lawyers returning to the workforce, and individuals at home caring for others are encouraged to apply.

Who You Should Contact:

To register, please complete our Volunteer Application and Confidentiality Agreement and email together with your resume here.

A voluntary pledge of 50 hours a year is requested.

Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021. Attendance is limited.

Click here to read more about and purchase the Center’s California Family Law Basics.

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Upon successful completion of both the self-study program and the Practicum, participants will receive 4.75 hours of MCLE credit approved by the State Bar of California. 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.