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Emilia Bechrakis Just Gave Us a Major Update on Her Career

The MDLNY mom was sworn into the New York bar a few years ago. Does she still practice law?

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Emilia Bechrakis has a very inspirational career. The Million Dollar Listing New York mom, who recently published her first children’s book, shared an update on her professional life with The Daily Dish that will leave you wondering how she has time to accomplish all that she does...especially with a one-year-old!

Back in 2016, Emilia was sworn into the New York bar, which gave her the ability to practice law in NYC. This major milestone came six years after she had finished getting her third law degree in the UK. At the time, Emilia joked that her next career goal would be making a move towards real estate. 

“I think I’ll get my broker’s license now,” she had said four years ago. 

So, what did Emilia end up doing after being sworn into the bar? 

“My career right now...I’m a former maritime attorney. I used to work for a shipping company, and that had nothing to do with what I do today,” she explained. “I stopped practicing maritime law a few years ago, and I got into the title insurance business, which not a lot of people know about. One day, I feel like I need to do a little video to explain what title insurance is, but it’s real estate-related.” 

Although Emilia is now working in real estate instead of as an attorney, she still puts her three law degrees to good use.

“I use my legal skills to do pro bono work for legal aid,” Emilia said. “Right now, I’m focused on the Innocence Project. I volunteer my time because I think it is a really important thing that we should all look into.” 

The Innocence Project is a mission to exonerate wrongly convicted people, which seeks to reform the current criminal justice system to prevent similar injustices from happening in the future. 

“So that’s how I use my legal brain that I think the baby has dwindled a little bit. I’m reviving it slowly, but it’s getting there,” she joked. 

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