There is no such thing as a normal day for ASWD paralegal Audra Kerby. But if you were to try and capture a few stories from her, you’d find that a day may include managing, searching and organizing millions of documents, then working a plaintiff tort case from the beginning. The afternoon may be spent conducting case research, locating experts, evaluating new case documents and providing summaries to the attorneys. The next day, Audra may be assisting with major filings, attending depositions and working with the team to strategize the best direction for a case. And sometimes it is being the contact person for the client, not just relaying information to the attorneys, but providing them with a friendly voice and listening to their concerns.
Basically, it means being a superhero.
Audra has been with the firm since its inception in 2013 and worked with the founding attorneys since 2002. Prior to that, she worked at the regional office of a large national law firm where she worked on one groundbreaking Idaho case for over ten years, which included a 67-day jury trial. She was the second paralegal in the state of Idaho to pass the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam and has been a PACE Registered Paralegal® since 2000. A graduate of Wichita State University, she is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the Idaho Association of Paralegals.
When not at the firm, Audra enjoys spending time with her three children as well volunteering her time as a search consultant and director with Search-Finders of Idaho, Inc., a search and support group for those impacted by adoption. She is on the Board of Directors for the Boise Blues Society and volunteers at live blues music events around Boise. And just to keep her from being bored, twice a year, Audra works on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.