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Anti-fraud firm needs an articulate attorney with a ton of integrity to represent clients mediating SPDS non-disclosure disputes arising under the Arizona Association of Realtors® contract. The right candidate will love this position because of the opportunity to specialize. You’re going to focus on an inch-wide niche of law and go at least a mile deep. Within the first few months, you’ll have more experience in this particular area than any Arizona attorney outside our lawfirm. On top of that, you’ll have an opportunity to earn over total compensation of over 150k if you do well.
This position requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results. Strong leadership and control of the work process from beginning to end is necessary.
If you’ve been looking for a chance to specialize, this is the job for you. You’ll develop substantial expertise in a narrow area. After a few months, you’ll frequently be the most experienced person in the room. In fact, it won’t take long before even the mediators realize you know more about this area than they do.
An ideal person for this role will be proactive, take initiative, and have a positive response to pressure. You’ll feel comfortable completing your work without soliciting the feedback of others and pride yourself on your high standards. This is a role for a competitive person who understands that the most important competition is the one you have with yourself. You’ll constantly be pushing yourself to be better.
You should already understand the mediation process and basic aspects of civil litigation. Trial experience is not required, but poise and confidence are. In this job, the successful candidate will be thoroughly trained in the relevant areas of real estate law and quickly become an expert in a narrow field few lawyers focus on. Within the first several months, you can expect to have more experience in this niche than most twenty year lawyers.
You’ll also get a chance to avoid the billable hours grind. This firm sells mediation services in a non-hourly package. So the most important metrics will be the number of cases resolved, time to resolution, and percentage of successful settlements. In other words, you’ll get evaluated on how many mediations you handle and whether you’re successful, not how much time you burn.
You can earn a solid six-figure (100K) income without grinding big firm hours. We have substantial quarterly bonuses available to every employee who’s meeting KPIs. And we’ll be able to offer you insurance, paid time off, and other benefits.
Most importantly, you’ll be on a career path that let’s you fight fraud with all the skill and creativity you can muster.
If this opportunity interests you, send us a cover letter with no more than two paragraphs and a single closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities that must be possessed by an attorney working on fraud cases. In the second paragraph tell me why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject line of the email should be #mediation
Attorneys! Hate Losing? Want to work in a firm designed solely to protect people from real estate fraud?
If you want to be more than a hired gun, this job may be for you. We’re looking for someone who cares deeply about winning for a righteous cause. We only handle real estate fraud cases, and we’re looking to hire someone who sincerely cares about protecting mostly middle-class people who’ve been cheated in their biggest investment.
I’m a trial lawyer who’s never lost a jury trial. I spent about a decade as an employee of other firms, and always dreamed of the day I’d work in a firm that put winning first. I ultimately founded that law firm. We’re here to win for the people most of the legal industry overlooks.
We need a great writer to help us win
The firm needs a great writer to help us win. You need to be a mature writer who writes a great brief (table stakes) and also thinks strategically about what briefs to write. You think all the way to the end of a case, not just two or three moves ahead. (Of course, tunnel-visioning a single document is appalling). You should understand that great writing makes a difference and have already made a decision to dedicate your career to that skill.
You should also care about how the client feels about your writing. One of the reasons I care so much about this is because I’ve had multiple clients read substantive briefs and say that it was the first time they felt like someone understood them or their situation. That matters. And even as I hire associates to do the writing, I want clients to continue having the experience.
On of the ways we do this is by embracing “plain English” legal writing. Go read about the concepts Bryan Garner and Ross Guberman are championing. We apply them in this firm because we care about out clients. If you feel a reactionary need to begin briefs with “Comes now” or with mundane, formulaic recitations of party names and defining the plaintiff as (“Plaintiff” or “Smith”) or similar non-sense, this may not be the job for you. We want someone who’s willing to renounce that practice.
But if you open briefs with something clear and punchy, we’re for you. Ideally, it will be the most important reason your brief should win. A good fact works. Or a powerful legal rule. But you must use good judgment on what will persuade.
You also understand how to think through a case from inception to end. You should understand how early writing effects depositions and trials. You should feel comfortable doing at least ninety percent of the work on a civil case prior to the trial setting conference. You should also understand motions in limine and be prepared to assist with them and trial preparation.
Winning is rewarding
Potential compensation is fairly open, depending on how independently you show us you can work, what we can bill you at, and overall productivity. With production bonuses included, there’s no reason a talented young associate can’t make well into the six figure range, assuming adequate production. More senior attorneys with substantial production can easily earn $150,000 or even well above that.
On the flip side, if you want to limit your work hours, we can accommodate that too. If you want to limit yourself to 120 or even 100 billable hours a month, we have a compensation plan for that too. If you’re open and honest about your priorities, we can get you the package you need to be doing well in all areas of your life.
We also offer health insurance, which is 100% paid for by the firm. The firm also offers a 401k with an employer match. We have dental and vision. And a PTO plan.
Application Instructions: If you’re a winner and you want to join our team, you MUST follow the instructions to be considered.
Prepare a cover letter with no more than two paragraphs and a single closing sentence. In the first paragraph explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities that must be possessed by an attorney working on fraud cases. In the second paragraph tell me why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to email@example.com.
The subject line of the email should be #winningwithwriting.
Senior Litigation Attorney:
We’re looking for a high integrity trial lawyer to help us fight fraud. You should be seasoned enough that you can handle a case from beginning to end. To be clear, this includes pre-suit demand letters, complaints, discovery, trial, post-trial motion work, and potentially appeals. The right candidate will receive a substantial base and production bonuses that should take total compensation well over $150,000.
This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to the ebbs and flows of trial practice and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them. The style is purposeful, directed at getting things done. There is a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities. This is primarily a task-focused job, requiring a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration.
This may be the right job for you if you have the following:
- Ability to work at faster-than-average pace, learn quickly, and master detail well enough to see both the forest and the trees in your cases.
- You combine strategic, big-picture thinking with focus on the tactical aspects of the work.
- You’re the quality of person who seeks and accepts decision, authority, & responsibility in your cases.
- You effectively weigh risk against the benefit; a calculated, independent decision maker.
- You’ll enjoy the opportunity to delegate to high caliber paralegals or a junior associate for routine drafting.
- You should be capable of delegating some authority, with close follow-up and control.
You also understand how to think through a case from inception to end. You should understand how early writing affects depositions and trials. You should feel comfortable taking a case from pre-suit investigation to complaint to depositions, through the trial setting conference. You should be prepared to participate actively in civil jury trials as either first or second chair. Regardless of which chair you sit in, you should be prepared to handle significant witnesses and arguments to the judge or jury. You should also understand motions in limine and be prepared to assist with them and trial preparation.
All firms talk about culture, we have one
We’re an anti-fraud firm because we value truth. We believe truth exists, and it matters. Ayn Rand once said: “We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” In this law firm, we bring that truth toe-to-toe with fraudsters.
If we had a formal firm creed, it would probably read something like this:
- We believe that truth exists and truth matters.
- Truth is not subjective. There is no such thing as my truth, your truth, his truth or her truth. There is only the truth.
- Perverting the truth is morally atrocious. People who do this deserve consequences, and we deliver them.
- Vindicating the truth is more important than social approbation. We aren’t “country club lawyers.” We won’t wash over the truth just because someone doesn’t like it.
- We reject the concept of a “grey area” between true and false. In every fraud case I’ve tried, the defendant made some attempt to diminish or excuse his conduct by creeping towards a grey area. We shine a spotlight on those folks and leave nothing left but light and darkness.
Directions to Apply:
Please apply directly with the firm. Applications submitted directly through third party platforms such as Indeed, Wizehire, or Ziprecruiter will not be considered. You should email your resume and cover letter to admin @ fraudfighterslawfirm.com. To let us know you’re paying attention, the subject line for your application should be your surname spelled backwards. We include this instruction specifically to see who’s paying attention, and it weeds out the people who spam apply without reading the full ad.
The cover letter should include three paragraphs. The first paragraph should explain why our firm is a good fit for you. The second paragraph should tell us about one way in which you will need to grow to succeed at this job. The third should explain why you’re attracted to this opportunity.