Fall 2016 OCR Session F Application Open Until August 25 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2016 OCR opportunities, Fall 2016 – Session F, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Law Office of Emma Hemness, PA (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Brandon, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
At the Law Office of Emma Hemness P.A., we limit ourselves to the practice of Elder Law. Elder Law is a unique area of legal practice which is defined by the type of clients we serve the elderly and persons with disabilities.  Elder Law is a complex area of law combining the different elements of estate planning with health care planning. Estate planning often involves the preparation of legal instruments such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives. Upon demise, estate administrations such as Probate or Trust administrations may be necessary to transfer assets from one generation to the next.  Health care planning deals with the challenges confronted by older adults with the primary objective of getting quality care and paying for such care without total and complete financial impoverishment. Within Elder Law, opportunities for asset protection while qualifying for programs of government assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans Benefits, are thoroughly analyzed. In addition, incapacity brought on by disease or the natural processes of aging often requires Guardianship which is a major practice area within Elder Law.  Many of the same laws affecting older adults are of special relevance to persons with disabilities, whether they are children, young adults or seniors. Advising families about the intricacies of SSI and Medicaid programs for persons with disabilities is a key area of practice in Elder Law. Families with special needs members are also counseled on appropriate legal documents and processes, such as Special Needs Trusts and Guardian Advocacy, respectively.

Office of the State Attorney – 12th Judicial Circuit (Recent Graduates; LL.M (Advocacy) Students for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Arcadia, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Assistant State Attorney position in a circuit that allows the attorney to have involvement from the filing decision of the charges to the trial. Seeking applicants who thrive in the courtroom and who have a passion for seeking justice.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Fall 2016 OCR Participating Employer Guide (located in the Symplicity Document Library), which also provides detailed information on the application materials required by each employer. Step-by-step instructions for how to apply to OCR opportunities via Symplicity are available in the Fall 2016 OCR Instructions (located in the Symplicity Document Library). Applicants can apply, and modify applications, until the deadline, as no candidate materials are sent to an employer until after the close of the application period.

Stetson Law OCR Policy AffirmationEvery student participating in OCR must complete Stetson Law’s On Campus Recruiting Policy Agreement Form (found by clicking here) before their materials will be sent to the employer.  Note that if you completed this for a prior application Session you do not need to do it again (i.e. it only needs to be done once).

Stetson Law and this Career Development staff takes enormous pride in the fact that we consistently receive positive feedback from employers on our candidates’ preparedness. Accordingly:

(1) Each document submitted for an OCR opportunity will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the proper formatting standards. If a candidate submits documents in an improper format, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.

(2) Each candidate must submit all documents requested by the employer, and if all documents are not submitted, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.

Please email Korey Henson (khenson@law.stetson.edu) with any questions.