Associate Attorney - Judicial Foreclosure

Company: SouthLaw, P.C.

General Information
US-KS-Overland Park
1 to 5 years
Job Description The firm offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability and long term care insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Job Description

SouthLaw, P.C., a nationally recognized leader in the mortgage banking and creditor’s rights industry, seeks an energetic, articulate, highly motivated and results-oriented attorney who is interested in an environment which demands legal reasoning, independent thought and creative problem solving. The firm specializes in foreclosure, bankruptcy, evictions, real estate collections and related civil litigation.  The current opening for the attorney position is in the Judicial Foreclosure department in Overland Park, Kansas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing legal services related to foreclosure matters for the entire state of Kansas.  

Compensation includes a full benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and competency for the position.  For more information about the firm, visit  Please apply with cover letter and resume to:

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Duties and responsibilities

Attorney/Legal Responsibilities:

  • Review and interpret laws, rulings, statutes, decisions and regulations to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.
  • Prepare and draft legal documents.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witness to ascertain the facts of a case.
  • Evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases.
  • Prepare and attend legal proceedings such as, Summary Judgement Hearings, cry foreclosure sales, and other court proceedings with the ability to clearly and effectively summarize cases to judges.

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Review client referrals and the corresponding case for pre-existing or potential issues.
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations for any corrections that may be required on legal documents such as Unlawful Detainers.

Core Competencies

Communication: Listens and shares by providing regular, consistent, and meaningful information. Listens carefully to others and ensures message is understood. Ensures important matters are shared with all appropriate parties. Communicates in a clear and concise manner. Using appropriate grammar, punctuation, and tone to enhance understanding and demonstrates professionalism through body language, including eye contact and posture. Tailors communication style to needs of recipient.

Social and Emotional Learning: The ability to recognize and regulate your emotions and behaviors in the workplace, while maintaining the ability to recognize the ability to recognize others emotions and perspectives and take them into account. Having the ability to understand and effectively manage emotions to achieve a particular positive outcome.

Problem Solving: Decision making and reasoning: considers multiple sides of an issue. Weighs consequences before making final decision, makes informed decisions based on available factual information. Recognizes issues, and determines actions needed to advance the decision making process. Follows-up as necessary. Adaptability: not discourage by ambiguous situations. Is open to new ideas and processes, and adjusts approach to achieve results.

Functional Knowledge and Skill: Demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant to one’s own function or work group. Applies current best practices and discipline over specialty areas. Stays aware of major developments in discipline or specialty area recognized by customers and team members for functional knowledge and skills.

Dependability / Reliability: Demonstrates a high level of dependability on all aspects of the job by showing commitment and accountability to one’s work. Arrives to work on-time every day and is dedicated to following through on all projects, goals, and aspects of one’s work within the timeframes necessary

Legal Excellence: Research, interpret, and explain case law to employees and clients to advise on issues.

Critical Thinking and Judgement: Demonstrates understanding of the law by problem solving with strategic thinking and creative innovation, by effectively analyzing the problem. The ability to independently make decisions that best represent the Firm.

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • Juris Doctor
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas. Iowa not required, but preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of general civil court experience or comparable
  • Intermediate knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Ability to type a minimum of 45 WPM
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficiency with electronic documents and general computer literacy
  • Must be comfortable working in a paperless office environment

Working conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical requirements

The ability to work in an office environment, seated for long periods of time, in front of a computer, while typing documents, responding to emails, managing calendars and answering phones. This position requires frequent travel, up to 25% of work week, to various court proceedings.

Direct reports

Assist in managing a team of up to 15 employees, to include team leads, legal assistants, and paralegals.

SouthLaw, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.