Supportive Bureau

Social Worker Bureau

Our Social Work Bureau is an integral component of the holistic lawyering practice in criminal, family, and county court. Through their diverse professional backgrounds, each social worker brings a unique skill set to the bureau. Our social workers act at liaisons between attorneys and other community entities to assist clients who have made contact with Suffolk County’s legal system...READ MORE

IMMIGRATION UNIT

The immigration laws of the United States condition deportation and immigration benefits in large part on an immigrant’s contact with the criminal justice system. The Immigration Unit of the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society provides critical advice and assistance to the Legal Aid Society’s immigrant clients about the consequences of the criminal and family law proceedings they are facing...READ MORE

Long Island Immigrant Defense

The Long Island Immigrant Defense Center is one of six regional Immigration Assistance Centers funded by an innovative grant from the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services. The Legal Aid Societies of Nassau and Suffolk Counties are collaborating to provide free assistance by experienced immigration lawyers to all counsel appointed to represent indigent non-citizen criminal defendants or family court litigants, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay for services...READ MORE