Yes, +1 contact the attorney. See what you can work out.
Judgements are actually reported by a third party that reports from the court records. If paid/satisfied, talk with the attorney, and contact the court where it was filed and see what their process is to vacate or set asside the judgement. Some courts do, some don't.
There's a third party that goes through the courts records and reports to the CRAs. If it's not reported now, and you satisfy it, I don't think they would report it. But I'm not sure of that.