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Transactional Jr. Attorney - 2-5 yrs experience - Financial Institution Experience Required

Company: UNIFY Talent Acquisition
Location: Allen
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:UNIFY Financial Credit Union is one of the nation's largest 100 credit unions with a reputation for being financially sound and growth-oriented. We're expanding rapidly to meet the needs of a growing member base. At UNIFY, our team members work together to strive toward a common goal, "providing superior service to our members."-- - In doing so, we promote a culture where your ideas matter, your growth matters, and you matter. We encourage all team members to challenge and encourage themselves and their teammates to work smarter and to be more successfulSummary:The Staff Attorney I supports the Legal department by performing routine legal tasks related to the credit union's everyday operations and needs of its members. This position will support other members of the legal department as directed.Responsibilities:Provide advice and legal counsel to the organization on basic legal issues relating to credit union business.Review/analyze/negotiate various legal documents, including, but not limited to, powers of attorney, garnishments/levies, trust certifications and applications, subpoenas, letters testamentary, letters of conservatorship, NDAs, vendor contracts, etc., to determine acceptability based on credit union practices and procedures. Effectively communicate issues or concerns to relevant departments or business leaders.Correspond with other departments as necessary regarding a wide-variety of issues posed and/or questions raised during day-to-day operations. Provide accurate feedback in simple, easy-to-understand language for staff at all levels within the organization.Coordinate with other departments to help prepare responses to member complaints as needed.Perform legal research as necessary in response to lawsuits or industry legal activity to protect the interests of the credit union.May assist with preparation and filing of motions, pleadings, briefs and other legal correspondence in response to legal action against, or on behalf of, the credit union. May correspond with members or outside counsel to attempt non-litigation resolution of matters at issue.Track legal assignments sent to outside counsel, and work with accounting as necessary to ensure proper billing.Update department reporting monthly, including the legal matters tracker and dashboard, to ensure accurate tracking of current legal matters being addressed within the department and other matters potentially on the horizon.Stay abreast of new or developing legal issues impacting financial institutions and proactively communicate issues or concerns to the Legal department.Assist with implementation and improvement of processes for a more efficient workflow within the department and the organization as a whole.Ensure full compliance with credit union service standards, policies, and procedures, as well as all relevant laws and regulations.Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and license to practice, preferably in TX or CA. Other states (AZ or NV) may be considered. Must be in good standing with relevant state Bar.At least 2 years' experience practicing lawExperience reviewing and negotiating various legal documents requiredSome familiarity with regulations and the regulatory bodies relevant to financial institutions strongly preferred. Credit union knowledge is a big plus.Knowledge of laws relevant to financial institution operational areas and functions, such as lending, collections, consumer privacy, consumer protection, etc. strongly preferredKnowledge of financial institution general products and services extremely usefulMust be a team player and with excellent written and oral communication skills.Patience and the ability to break-down legal matters into everyday language for staff members at all levels within the organization to understand is essentialMust be able to work efficiently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The ability to pivot and shift priorities/focus quickly is needed to be successful in this role.Must be highly organized with strong attention to detailThe highest levels of integrity and legal ethics are requiredThis may be a remote work role. If working remotely, person must be able to work effectively and accurately with limited direct oversight.See the UNIFY Difference!At UNIFY, we believe that each team member is a valued contributor. Through a teamwork approach, we strive to provide a positive and rewarding workplace that helps our team succeed. UNIFY provides a work environment which promotes learning, growth, and the opportunity for team members to challenge themselves.Competitive Compensation and Excellent Benefits Package* Includes:Medical (PPO/HMO), Prescription, Dental (PPO/DMO), Vision, Life, and Short- and Long-Term Disability InsuranceDependent and Medical Care - Flexible Spending AccountsVacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Pay401(K) Plan with employer matchEducation reimbursement for approved programsUNIFY banking privileges for you and your familyAll programs subject to review and changeUNIFY is proud to be a drug-free, EOE including disability/vets. For more information on UNIFY, visit us at

Keywords: UNIFY Talent Acquisition, Allen , Transactional Jr. Attorney - 2-5 yrs experience - Financial Institution Experience Required, Accounting, Auditing , Allen, Texas

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