New Jobs Available! Fall 2016 OCR Session K Application Open Until October 4 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2016 OCR opportunities, Fall 2016 – Session K, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Good Times USA LLC (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Our General Counsel’s office needs assistance. Law clerks will gain hands on experience and gain exposure in areas of administrative law, litigation, human resources, insurance, sweepstakes, contracts, the federal FDA regulatory process, and more.  Good Times USA was founded with unmatched entrepreneurial spirit and ever since, has aimed to earn market leadership with Quality products. At our heart lies the differential Innovation that HAS and WILL continue to shape the tobacco industry. With this focus in mind, we persist in delivering new Flavorful experiences to our consumers. Our products are undeniably unique, Guaranteed Fresh, and bring Value to every transaction level.

Office of the State Attorney – 15th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in West Palm Beach, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
This position involves trial litigation representing the State of Florida in criminal matters involving misdemeanor and felony offenses within Palm Beach County, Florida. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for trial preparation including victim and witness contact, preparation of discovery, attending depositions and formulating a trial strategy with the arresting officer and senior attorneys. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for advocating the State’s position in all court hearings, trial and sentencing. Assistant State Attorneys are also required to assist with training law enforcement and educating the public on matters of public safety.

Vecchio, Carrier, Feldman & Johannessen, PA (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Workers compensation defense and liability defense firm seeking 2nd year law student for Tampa office. Candidates should possess strong research and analytical abilities. Experience or coursework in workers compensation, personal injury, or insurance defense an advantage.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session J (if you applied during Session J you do not need to reapply).

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., an A/V rated – full service litigation firm in defense of professional malpractice claims has an opening in the First Party Property section of its Tampa office for an attorney with 0-2 years of experience. Candidates should possess, strong litigation, research, and writing skills. We offer a great location, competitive salary and excellent working conditions. Benefits include health, disability, life and long term care insurance, in addition to vacation/sick time and 401(k).

Office of the Public Defender – 10th Judicial Circuit (Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its office(s) in Bartow, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Prepares cases for defense of indigent persons charged with criminal offenses; interviews clients and prospective witnesses; prepares or oversees the drafting of briefs, memoranda, pleadings, and other legal papers; conducts legal research; represents misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile clients in court arraignments, pre-trial hearings, trials, dispositions, and other proceedings; interviews clients in custody and makes initial decisions concerning such things as bail, release from custody, and mental competency to stand trial; determines need for expert witnesses; locates appropriate experts and schedules them for trial if needed; performs related work as required.

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.