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Donna R. Gore, law students, LadyJustice, ImaginePublicity

LadyJustice Speaks to Connecticut Law Class

Donna R. Gore was graciously invited to make a presentation to the University of Connecticut Law class of Attorney Michelle S. Cruz on October 22, 2013. As students of the law, what better way to learn than to hear first hand accounts of experiences in the judicial system presenting the pitfalls surrounding a particular case. LadyJustice began with an introduction to her medical survivorship, something which no doubt prepared her spirit for the obstacles which lay ahead in her life. She then explained the homicide of her father, a pivotal moment in time which caused her to draw upon her innate strength and attitude to continue, bringing her to where she is today, a seeker of justice, not only for herself and her immediate family, but for others who have walked the same path. She described for the class the circumstances leading to her father’s murder and the dynamics of her family’s diverse coping skills. Waiting over 6 years for the murderer to come to trial lead to the wound being re-opened and triggering the vulnerabilities …