BLS Moot Court Team Coach Wins Award

The BLS Moot Court team has achieved national prominence over the years by winning numerous awards in moot court competitions throughout the country. The members of the Moot Court team have had the assistance of some prominent local attorneys. Among them is Charles M. Guria, chief of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office’s Civil Rights and Police Integrity Unit.

This past week, Guria received the fourth annual Thomas E. Dewey Award at the headquarters of the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan. Every year the NYCBA presents the awards to outstanding assistant district attorney in each of the city’s District Attorney’s offices and Guria won the award for his work in Kings County. Guria has worked at the Kings County D.A.’s Office for over 17 years and spent most of his time investigating and prosecuting cases involving hate crimes and corruption within the police departments and city government. As chief of Civil Rights and Police Integrity Unit, he prosecutes cases of immigration fraud, bias crimes and police misconduct, most notably the recent indictment of three police officers in the subway platform sexual assault case stemming from October.

Brooklyn District Attorney and BLS Adjunct Professor of Law Charles Hynes said in a press release “Charles Guria’s excellent work and dedication to public service make him an ideal recipient for this award. I have been honored to work with him and am pleased to see that the rest of the legal community also recognizes his abilities.”