b'11 CELEBRATING THE 2021 HONOREESDEANS MEDALLegal Aid Society of Suffolk CountyTOURO LAW CENTERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALAEstablished in 1964, The Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County provides zealous, holistic criminal defense, certain family court representation, and social work assistance to eligible Suffolk County residents. As defenders, their focus centers on the well-being of clients, legal and otherwise. Through a combination of high-quality courtroom advocacy and a client-centered community approach, The Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County strives to safeguard the rights of the indigent and assure equal access to justice.The Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County also provides community outreach through several programs, including E.P.I.C.-Enriching, Protecting, and Improving our Communities, Breaking Barriers, and the Community Legal Help Project. E.P.I.C. provides presentations on criminal justice, police encounters, and what to know when someone is arrested. Breaking Barriers is a free program run by students at Touro Law School. It is supervised by practicing volunteer attorneys in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society. It helps individuals who have been arrested obtain Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Certificates of Good Conduct to help ease the burden of a criminal history.The work of the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County is an invaluable resource to the community, which is evident in all of the work that they do.'