My background in retail sales ended in May of 1994 as I was hired as a Uniformed Court Officer (thanks to my Dad for pushing me to go for the job). I began in Queens Criminal Court getting my first taste of Criminal Procedure Law. I then Promoted in 1995 to Senior Court Officer within the Criminal Term of Supreme Court, NY County. It is here I had my experiences in dealing with Jurors and Felony Trials. In 1997, I promoted to Senior Court Clerk working in a busy All Purpose Part within 100 Centre Street. In Jan. 2000, I transferred to the District Court of Suffolk County. It was here that I was introduced to Civil Practice. In addition to the ever popular Summons, Complaint and Judgment, I learned Landlord and Tenant practice which operates quite different from most other litigation. In November 2003, I sat for the Associate Court Clerk exam and ranked number 30 statewide out of 1106 total applicants. It was not long before I was hired by the Supreme Court of Suffolk County to work within the Integrated Domestic Violence Part. The IDV part functions as a Criminal Court, as a Family Court and a Supreme Court for Matrimonial actions. To be a clerk in this part you need to understand all these areas of law. I have spent many years working in the Guardianship Department of the Suffolk County Supreme Court handling MHL Article 81 proceedings, and most recently was appointed as the courts Fiduciary Clerk handling all the courts judicial appointments. You can say I'm pretty well rounded, but who can't afford to lose a few pounds....LOL
In the months prior to the SCC exam in May 2004 I sat with several co-workers preparing them to score well on their upcoming test. Our results were outstanding with everyone passing with a score of 81 or higher, four of which with a 90 or higher. With years still left on the certified list they had all been hired as Senior Court Clerks. This has made a huge difference in their lives allowing them to buy new cars and even going from renting to home ownership. You could be next!
"I had heard about Leon Adler from all the people who had worked with him before I actually met him. All the people who Leon helped study for the Clerk One test passed, and have since been promoted. Six out of eight scored 88 or higher; two in the top 25 on the list. Leon makes material that puts most people to sleep, bearable. He breaks legalese language down into something more palatable. He will help you stay motivated" T. Gaffney
"Leon's classes are interesting, informative and fun. He turns a rather dry subject into something memorable....so how can you lose?" Pat Andronica
"My name is Jeff Nagle and I am a Senior Court Clerk in Suffolk County. I recently attended a prep class given by Leon Adler in preparation for the Associate Court Clerk exam. In my 14 1/2 years in the Court System I have taken many promotional exams and also many pretest prep classes. Leon Adler's class for me was my best experience to date. Leon has a knack for taking material which I consider extremely dull, boring and complex and making it interesting and understandable. Leon was passionate about helping his students succeed which in turn inspired me to do as well as I possibly could. I would highly recommend Leon's class to anyone who plans on taking any of the Clerk Series exams"
"Before the test, I thought your class was great. Now after taking the test I can say your class was phenomenal! You covered everything on that test”
Barbara Luger-Class of 2016
“You and your notes were my guide through all this! I can't even imagine the amount of time you put into developing the class notes and making it presentable for others. Really amazing. THANK YOU Leon!!!”
-Jessica Reed - 2016