Meet RCBA Member Allyson Kerr

Allyson-Kerr-400Meet RCBA member Allyson Kerr. She is the co-chair of the RCBA Family Law Section and is an associate attorney at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, where she practices in the area of family law. 

Current Firm:
Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC

Current RCBA leadership roles:
Family Law Section Co-Chair

What led you to a career in law?
Prior to law school I was a legal advocate for domestic violence victims with Tubman. That experience led me to consider law as a career and I think ultimately influenced my decision to practice family law.

Best advice you’ve ever received?
I tend to move through things quickly and efficiently. So, the best advice I've received is to slow down. I try to apply it to both my work drafting and proofing documents as well as on a higher level, slowing down and taking time for myself.

Do you have or have you had a mentor/mentee? What’s a key lesson this experience taught you?
My first job after law school was as a law clerk to Judge Nicole Engisch in Hennepin County while she was in family court. We worked together for two years, and she has continued to be a mentor to me. A key lesson from the experience is that by maintaining this relationship, I know that I always have a person to go to when I need some professional or even personal advice.

How do you unwind and add balance into your week?
I enjoy cooking and love trying out new recipes.

What books, shows, podcasts have you been recommending lately?
My go-to podcasts are a mix of true crime and pop culture.