Associate Attorney - Texas Default

Dallas, TX/Remote

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Job Summary:

The Associate Attorney will work alongside existing attorneys and support staff in the Dallas, TX office as well as with attorneys and staff in various other offices of the firm.  The Associate Attorney will assist existing attorneys with their caseloads, as well as independently carry a diverse caseload. The right candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and will have worked as an attorney for at least three (3) years. The candidate should have a minimum of three (3) years experience as a practicing attorney.  Experience in foreclosure, title, and/or financial services required. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Detailed review of documentation related to Texas default practice to ensure compliance with state and federal law.
  • Draft and review pleadings and other case related documents.  
  • Evaluate files, provide legal opinions, and rectify file level issues.
  • Review loan documents, title reports, identify title issues, and make full recommendations on how to cure title issues to the client.
  • Cure simple and complex title issues in a timely manner via litigation or non-litigated means.
  • Create, review, and edit reports, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Advise clients regularly on various issues relating to file level scenarios.
  • Independently manage diverse workload.
  • Independently monitor deadlines and dockets to ensure compliance.
  • Work effectively and congenially with a team of attorneys and operational staff supporting various departments; promote interdepartmental cooperation.
  • Attend and effectively represent clients at virtual and in-person hearings on various matters as needed.
  • Ability to exercise professionalism and courtesy when faced with adversarial conversations and situations.
  • Effectively monitor and move forward an independent caseload. Must be a self starter.
  • Interpret, evaluate and apply independent judgment and decision-making regarding file level legal and compliance issues.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with vendors, clients, and other team members to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility.
  • Will perform other duties and responsibilities as needed.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws
  • Ability to analyze case law and provide recommendations
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Requires membership and good standing with the TX State Bar
  • 3+ years of foreclosure, title, and/or financial services experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Independently manage a portfolio of files for various clients.
  • Ability to navigate throughout local and Texas jurisdictional requirements.
  • Ability to courteously and professionally communicate with clients, vendors, team members, clerks or Judges in various counties as well as borrowers and defense attorneys.
  • Must provide excellent customer service (internally and externally).
  • Must be a self starter and possess good organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; Look for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Must possess exceptional organizational skills; have the ability to multi-task and be adaptable to change.
  • High-level proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Proficiency in internet research activities.
  • Familiarity with case and document management software, including client systems (BKFS, Tempo, Vendorscape, etc.)
  • Good understanding of policies and procedures of law.
  • Ability to delegate, follow-up, and monitor tasks to completion without significant supervision.
  • Ability to operate computer, fax machine, scanner, photocopier, typewriter, and telephone.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Because of the high volume of calls received, only qualified candidates will be contacted for consideration.

Apply today!

Please forward your resume and cover letter for consideration to careers@mccalla.com.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.