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Rona Gura
Jun11
It Wasn't Me
Posted By : Rona Gura

  · I thought it was me. Recently, another attorney's personal comments were making me a bit uncomfortable. But, I could not articulate a single individual statement that was specifically innappropriate. And, in the wake of the #metoo movement I didn't think any male attorney would still think it would be appropriate to make personal statements t

Rona Gura
Jun04
Do You Get It?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I had lunch this week with a long time friend who also happens to be a matrimonial attorney. At one point the conversation turned to business development and networking. He is a member of a certain networking group in which you attend weekly early meetings, keep track of member referrals etc. .     Within time, the conversation turned to Gotha

Rona Gura
May21
A Royal Wedding For Our Times
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Its two days later and social media is still all abuzz about the Royal Wedding. I believe Russel Crowe expressed it best. He tweeted, “It feels like the world paused for a moment to witness love.” I felt the same way, with all of the horrific news coming out of Texas and Cuba on Friday it was nice to take a short break away and witness the weddi

Rona Gura
May07
Giving Myself Advice
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self?     In court last week, a judge asked me a question. I began my response with, “Honestly Judge. . .” Before I could get the rest of my response out the judge stopped me, laughed and said, “If I could get some honesty in my courtroom that would be so refreshing.” We

Rona Gura
Apr30
Being The Middle Child
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I read an article this morning which said that Princess Kate and Prince William are celebrating their first anniversary as a family of five. In reading that article my first thought went to the fact that, after the birth of Prince Louis this week they now have an older child, middle child and youngest child.     I grew up in a family of five. I

Rona Gura
Apr23
What is Old is New Again
Posted By : Rona Gura

  It seems that everything that was old is new again on television. First there was a Full House (one of my kids’ favorite shows) reboot on Netflix. That was followed by Will and Grace, which was the followed by Roseanne.     And now Murphy Brown is scheduled to return to television. What do you think about these reboots? Have you been watching?

Rona Gura
Apr16
Behind the Door
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Somehow, I connected Fred’s blog last week with voyeurism. He had written about the history of special prosecutors and my comment was, “To be a fly on the wall in the special prosecutor's office. . .”     Obviously, my comment indicated my real interest in the inner workings of Robert Mueller’s office. I would love to see the evidence he’s go

Rona Gura
Apr09
Social Media Stalking
Posted By : Rona Gura

  I have, reluctantly, realized that I’m a social media stalker. I initially joined Facebook with the sole intention of using it as a tool to see what my children were doing while away at college. As my personal use of Facebook increased, their personal use decreased significantly.     My children barely now, if ever, use Facebook. They do, howev

Rona Gura
Apr02
Embarrassed By My Past?
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Do you embarrass easily? I’ve been thinking a lot about embarrassment as a result of a chance encounter I had last week.     For many who may not know, I was divorced from my first husband in 1997. My divorce was a bit of a “scandal” in East Meadow-where we lived at the time-as my husband, a member of the school board had a relatively public af

Rona Gura
Mar26
Let's Start At the Very Beginning
Posted By : Rona Gura

  In the wake of the Me Too movement, there has been a lot of discussion about the changing of the country’s mindset with respect to sexual assault and sexual harassment. But, to me, it’s a lot more basic than that. We need to start from the ground up. It has to begin with changing mindsets about what sort of behavior and speech are appropriate. T

Rona Gura
Mar19
Say My Name
Posted By : Rona Gura

  In a page out of Mitch’s playbook, I had to write about a story I read about in the news this week. Apparently, in France, the government has a say in what names a parent can use for their children. Up until 1993, parents can only choose names from an approved government list. While the list is no longer mandatory, the government has been known t

Rona Gura
Mar12
Doing It Alone At Home
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Some people can do it and others can’t. I love to do it and I’m very good at it. I’m at my best at it when I’m home alone. Can you do it?     I’m talking about doing work at home (did you think I was talking about something else?) Oftentimes, if I have to be in court in the city in the morning, instead of heading back to the office afterwards,

Rona Gura
Mar05
A Man of Our Times
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Corey Bearak is one of the true gems of Gotham. He is a gifted political strategist and always willing to help in that arena. In addition, however, he is always willing to help any Gotham member with any issue they may have whether it is in his area of expertise or not. He has often given me wonderful advice with respect to issues that appear to

Rona Gura
Feb26
Really Giving Back
Posted By : Rona Gura

  My stepdaughter, Danielle Gura, teaches first grade in an inclusion class (the class is populated with both mainstream and special education children) in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Fifty-five percent of the children live in transitional housing (shelters). Approximately eighty percent of the school’s students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.  

Rona Gura
Feb19
Different Strokes For Different Folks
Posted By : Rona Gura

  Next week my husband and I are travelling to Charlotte, North Carolina and then on to Charleston, South Carolina. In researching what to do in Charleston-my good friend from high school lives in Charlotte so she’ll be our “tour guide” there-it became apparent to me how rich Charleston is in history, culture, and cuisine. It also became quickly ob

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