Ashly Clark | Paralegal

Ashly Futch

Certified Paralegal

“I find my work at the firm to be a valuable asset as I decide whether to pursue clinical or experimental psychology. I’m leaning toward clinical,” says Ashly. As part of her job, she often types the expert witness transcripts and court rulings from the CDs where the judge has given the ruling, so she is exposed to psychiatrist evaluations. “I see how I could help families with their court cases by providing evaluation services as a psychiatrist.”

Meet Ashly

Scanning seven boxes of legal documents is one way to become invaluable to a law firm. Ashly Clark, executive legal assistant, learned this when she joined Cape Fear Family Law two years ago. Ashly must be highly organized and a quick study to keep the firm’s operations finely tuned.

Considered to be the “computer guru,” Ashly quickly mastered Clio, a Cloud-based law practice management software program, which she uses to create document templates, maintain the client database, and ensure all court-appointed billings and payments are completed on time. She gets satisfaction in knowing her work, such as mediation spreadsheets, helps Janet reach settlement.

Ashly studies psychology and sociology as a full-time student at Cape Fear Community College, enrolling mostly in online courses. She has an Associate’s Degree in both subject areas and is now pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, with hopes of attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

“I find my work at the firm to be a valuable asset as I decide whether to pursue clinical or experimental psychology. I’m leaning toward clinical,” says Ashly. As part of her job, she often types the expert witness transcripts and court rulings from the CDs where the judge has given the ruling, so she is exposed to psychiatrist evaluations. “I see how I could help families with their court cases by providing evaluation services as a psychiatrist.”

Ashly grew up for a number of years on Long Island, New York, but at the age of 13 she moved with her family to Wilmington, North Carolina. She misses her parents and two younger brothers, who have since moved back to New York, but she loves the laid-back atmosphere of North Carolina. At home, Ashly’s love of computers translates into gaming on her PlayStation with her husband. Recently married, she is creating new traditions as a brand new homeowner and recently new dog owner. Maybe we will see her or her husband on the Esports circuit soon.