Law Students

At Wallace Saunders we strive to give our summer associates a varied experience in litigation, workers compensation, and business law depending on the law student’s interests and our future needs.  In addition to legal research and writing we allow our summer associates to gain meaningful exposure to the legal profession.  A typical summer at Wallace Saunders includes attendance at mediations, depositions, hearings, and if schedules permit, attendance at trial.  In addition to the work, social events are planned to allow both members of the firm and the summer associates to get to know each other and allow the summer associates to understand the culture of Wallace Saunders.

Wallace Saunders seeks summer associates with strong academic credentials and superior written and oral communication skills, as well as a good sense of humor.  A candidate's prior work experiences and extracurricular interests are also considered.  We seek candidates with the ability, character, judgment, personality, energy and commitment to develop into wise counselors, effective advocates and valued colleagues.

Thank you for your interest in Wallace Saunders summer associate program.  Our on-campus interview schedule for the upcoming year occurs during late August and September.  It consists of both initial on-campus interviews and a series of call back interviews at our office.

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New Attorney And Lateral Careers

Whether you are a new attorney, an associate with varied experience, or a partner, Wallace Saunders offers you the ability to enter our training and professional development program that is equal to your needs.  Our support staff allows you to free up your time to handle what matters, the legal needs of your clients.  Highly driven and entrepreneurial‎ attorneys will find themselves in front of clients quicker and handling the day-to-day activities for clients directly.  If you are an established attorney and seek to be part of a firm that offers you the infrastructure to succeed, let us know. 

Beyond your academic background and career credentials we look for attorneys that understand the need for a balance between working and contributing to your family and the community through civic and professional organizations.  We want to ensure each of our attorneys finds the balance that works for them.   

Thank you for your interest in a career with Wallace Saunders, our current openings are noted below.  If you are interested in a position listed, or would like to be considered for a future opening, please provide your resume and supporting materials via email.

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Professional Staff

Our professional staff is an asset to Wallace Saunders. We employ administrative and support personnel to assist our lawyers, in all of our offices.

Thank you for your interest in a career with Wallace Saunders, our current openings are noted below.  If you are interested in a position listed, or would like to be considered for a future opening, please complete our online application.

No openings at this time.

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Current Openings

Part Time Legal Secretary - Overland Park Location

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well established firm with an amazing staff.

Your legal talent in the areas of workers compensation, litigation & business are needed! This person is responsible for transcribing and typing correspondence, memoranda and project work, proofreading work and ensuring quality of legal documents. Performs a variety of secretarial duties including telephone and mail distribution, coordination of travel arrangements and maintenance of attorney and firm files. See below for full description.

Compensation based on experience.
Hours: M-F 9:00am – 2:00pm

For consideration, email your resume to HR:

Expiration Date: August 15, 2017
EEO Employer


1. Transcribe tapes and/or handwritten materials consisting of correspondence, memoranda and project work in the daily production of work product in a discreet and confidential manner. Edit and finalize documents, copy and distribute as deemed appropriate.
2. Proofread documents, correspondence and memoranda to ensure accuracy of copy grammar, punctuation and syntax.
3. Coordinate legal work through word processing, editing, communications and messenger services for the prompt production and delivery of documents.
4. Receive, screen and transmit telephone and conference calls and direct messages to attorneys, clients and staff in a professional and courteous manner.
5. Handle incoming and outgoing mail as necessary.
6. Set up and maintain attorney and firm files.
7. Enter billable time entries into Carpe Diem system for attorneys as required.
8. Coordinate conferences, meetings, depositions and appointments for attorneys and clients including conference room scheduling, meals and preparation of materials.
9. Maintain and communicate calendar of meetings and business trips.
10. Responsible for timely processing of case expenses – i.e., check requests, etc.
11. Must maintain a positive, professional and courteous attitude and working relationship with the firm, its clients, supervisor and co-workers.


1. Must be familiar with court rules, procedures and deadlines applicable to work product.
2. Must be familiar with legal terminology and litigation documents.
3. Possess the ability to accurately type a minimum of 65 wpm.
4. Possess a thorough command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, form and style.
5. Possess above average spelling skills.
6. Possess strong organizational skills necessary for prioritizing workloads.
7. Possess strong knowledge of firm records management.
8. Must possess ability to work under pressure.
9. Possess the ability to operate a variety of office equipment – e.g., computer, 10-key, transcription machine, copy machine, facsimile machine, etc.
10. Possess some knowledge of workers compensation, litigation & business.
11. Possess strong knowledge of word processing computer software and system utilities.
12. Physical activity involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; exerting over 10 pounds of force occasionally. Physical activity may also include, but is not limited to, reaching, stretching, lifting, climbing, pushing/pulling, grasping, balancing, stooping, kneeling and walking or standing for prolonged periods.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate travel arrangements as needed.
2. Provide support to other employees as needed.
3. Draft documents when necessary.
4. Administrative duties may be required, as directed.
5. Docket duties may be required, as directed.
6. May assist in the training of other secretaries or staff members.
7. Miscellaneous duties, as defined.

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News + Events + Alerts

Preston and Confer join Firm.

Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

“When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

Fifty-five years. That’s how long Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy—Partners with you—hasn’t changed and never will.

Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." And with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the law firm, and lawyers, you can count on for years to come.

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Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City, MO 64108

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Lee's Summit, MO

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200 NE Missouri Road Suite 224
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

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Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

P: 913.888.1000

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Springfield, MO

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Springfield, MO 65807

P: 417.866.2300

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Wichita, KS

200 West Douglas Suite 400
Wichita, KS 67202

P: 316.269.2100

F: 316.269.2479