Many family-run businesses fade with time, but we’ve only grown stronger through the years. Founded in 1946 by Joseph Marino, Sr., Marino Legal virtually created the concept of modern bar review and remains the most innovative legal education service in the field, constantly adapting our courses and education options to meet the needs of busy attorneys and law students. Three generations of Marino law professors and legal educators have worked to provide the highest quality education at reasonable costs, training and educating thousands of attorneys throughout the Northeast and beyond.

In addition to the CLE expertise of the Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Marino Legal Academy’s three family-run legal education businesses include Marino Bar Review and Marino Bar Tutors, both of which help students prepare for the Bar Exam.

Before his passing in 2016, Professor Joseph L. Marino, Jr. became famous for creating innovative methods that changed the way modern bar review is taught. He was a professor at New York Law School for almost 20 years, and in 2000, was named Director of the Academic Skills Program, where he developed two new courses. For almost four decades, he helped thousands of students prepare for the bar exam and earned many awards and commendations along the way.

Today, Marino thrives because our sense of family and commitment to our customers extends to all of our staff. Visit our Faculty page to learn more about the legal experts who lecture on our behalf. Our core staff includes:

Emily Marino Director of Marino Bar Tutors, Emily handles almost all aspects of this business, from hiring and training tutors to matching them with prospective clients. Having run Marino Legal with her husband for 35 years, Emily plays an active role in managing all three Marino Legal businesses. She earned her B.S. from the University of Maryland and her M.S. from Adelphi University.

Michael Marino, Esq. The Director of Marino Legal, Michael joined the family business in 2009. Responsible for taking Marino Legal into the digital age, he’s constantly working to make the MarinoLegalCLE.com experience a pleasant one, while also keeping an eye on sons Max and Teddy, potentially the fourth generation of Marino Legal. After earning his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, Michael was an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Max Shoengold, Esq. Our National Sales Director, Max develops and implements Marino Legal’s plans to expand our Bar Review and Continuing Legal Education programs nationwide. Max earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Prior to joining Marino Legal, he practiced as an Associate Attorney in several law firms in New York City and was awarded a Legal Fellowship with the National Labor Relations Board.

Sue Silverman, Esq. Sue Silverman is the senior legal editor and is responsible for developing the course materials for the Marino Bar Review courses.  After earning her J.D. from NYU Law, Sue practiced as a litigation associate for many years before joining Marino Legal.