We embrace diversity.
We are open-minded, nonjudgmental people. We recognize that it’s our differences that make the world such a fascinating place. At the same time, we understand that despite our diversity, most people really have a lot in common at their core. We all love, feel pain and desire happiness. Race, religion, culture, national origin, gender, gender identity – there are so many ways we as humans differ from one another. And, if we have a heart-to-heart with someone from a different race or different country, we can understand them and realize that this other person is not so different from us, after all. We are here to help people from all backgrounds.
We treat people with compassion.
When people come to us with their family law problem, they are often facing one of the most difficult situations they’ve ever faced. Often, family law clients are not functioning their best – they might be scared, hurt, angry, confused, lost, desperate. We understand how hard this process is and our goal is to help our clients and their families through the process with as little pain as possible.
We have integrity.
Vonda has an excellent reputation among other attorneys, the judges, and court staff, a reputation that has developed over years of practice. We are truthful with our clients, even when our clients don’t want to hear the truth. We care about how what we do in our practice affects our souls, and we strive to never violate our core values in a way that degenerates our karma. Vonda’s father taught her to always take a hard right over an easy wrong, and it is a lesson that we apply to our practice. We say what we mean and we mean what we say, and those who us know this.
Define Ally (n.)
is used to describe people who are not members of a marginalized group who use their societal
power and privilege to advocate for a marginalized group in spaces that are dangerous and/or
For example, a straight ally is a person outside of the LGBTQIA+ community who is openly
supportive of members of the LGBTQIA+ community, while a trans ally would be a cisgender
person who works with and is openly supportive of members of the trans community. The term
ally is based on its original meaning of “A person who helps or cooperates with another; a
supporter, an associate; a friend” (“ally, n.2,” OED). Its current usage (in writing) dates back to
1970, in Jet magazine in a discussion of coalition building including white allies (“ally, n.5,”
Allyship takes many forms. A key part of ally and allyship is action. It’s not uncommon to hear
the phrase ally is a verb, a reminder that allyship involves work, even (or especially) in contexts
where that work is not largely celebrated.
From the LCBTQIA+ Glossary at https://lgbtq-language-project.uc.r.appspot.com/