Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton is a former government attorney who is "re-zooming" her legal career after a 13 year break to be a stay at home mom. During those 13 years Debra was a significant fundraiser for the Byram Hills Education Foundation, The Rectory School Annual Fund and The Williston Northampton School Annual Fund. She and her husband Jim received the 2008 Award for Eminent Service from the Williston Northampton School.
In the summer of 2008 Debra decided to re-zoom her legal career, this time as a solo practitioner. She has created her own niche field, employing collaborative law and mediation to address civil conflicts including special education, contract and animal conflicts.
Debra has spoken with the American Veterinary Medical Association and their litigators, discussing how employing Alternative Dispute Resolution methodology in animal law conflicts may expedite resolution without the need for litigation. She is speaking with several animal interest groups to outline for their membership the value of using alternative dispute resolution in solving their own conflicts.
Debra leads the Pace Law School-New Direction Re-Entry group Summer 2009, organizing monthly meeting topics and speakers for these returning attorneys. Follow Debra's blog on Solo Practice University outlining how you can "Re-Zoom" your legal career after a break in service. She knows it can be done, she is living proof and would like to share her journey with other Re-Zooming colleagues.