New Jobs Available! Fall 2016 OCR Session O Application Open Until November 9 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2016 OCR opportunities, Fall 2016 – Session O, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Don’t forget that there are also opportunities for employment available on the Jobs Board!  OCR is one of our TWO places for you to find jobs; the other is the Stetson Law Jobs tab on Symplicity (i.e. Stetson’s “Jobs Board”).  Be sure to check the Stetson Law Jobs tab frequently, as opportunities are added here by individual employers on their own and new opportunities appear regularly.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this OCR Session include:

Beltran Litigation, P.A. (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
I am a Harvard Law graduate who has clerked with the federal court and worked with several New York-based law firms. My practice is focused on federal criminal and civil litigation with some limited commercial litigation in the state courts. Intern would perform legal research, proof and cite check documents, prepare filings, and accompany me to meetings, hearings, and depositions. As the firm evolves and the intern is trained I would hope to eventually hire the intern as an associate upon graduation.  Cover letter must include whether you prefer office or work from home, whether you are willing and able to draft litigation filings on your own, your hours per week availability from now through the summer, generally where you live (residence in Hillsborough or Polk preferred but not necessary), and what kind of litigation you want to do.

Chapman Law Group (Recent Graduates and LL.M (Advocacy) Students for Associate positions in its office(s) in Sarasota, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Chapman Law Group seeks an individual for a junior associate (entry level) position in our Sarasota (Lakewood Ranch) Florida office. The associate will be part of the Health law team and be required to interpret highly complex health care regulations which govern the administration of health services.  Experience and/or background in health care is preferred, as well as candidates who have taken courses in health care law while pursuing their law degrees. The associate will represent the Firm’s health professional clients in various licensing, administrative litigation, and federal (Medicare) and state (Medicaid) reimbursement and compliance matters. An understanding of the various federal regulations impacting health care (e.g. HITECH, HIPAA, Affordable Care Act (ACA) is preferred. Knowledge of health care fraud and abuse laws (i.e., federal anti-kickback, Stark, and FCA) are desirable.  The candidate must already be (or be on track to become) a licensed attorney who has completed a Juris Doctor degree program and passed Florida’s bar exam. Excellent legal writing skills are required and good grades in Research & Writing (R&W 1 & 2) should be provided with your application. The successful candidate will benefit from immediate client contact in a dynamic practice group as a part of a collaborative firm and learning environment.

Marks Gray, P.A. (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Jacksonville, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Marks Gray, P.A. is a multi-faceted law firm with 24 attorneys experienced in a wide range of practice areas. Marks Gray takes immense pride in the highly personalized service it provides to its clients. The attorneys at Marks Gray represent local, regional, national and international clients in a variety of matters. The firm has a diverse practice that includes an extensive litigation practice in commercial and tort defense, professional liability defense, intellectual property, banking, real estate, business law, commercial transactions, probate, taxation, wealth succession, immigration and workers’ compensation.  Note: this employer has continued collection from Session O and applicants who applied in Session O should not reapply.

Moyer Law Group (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Moyer Law Group is a boutique law firm focused on Construction Law and Commercial Litigation. The Summer Associate Program is admittedly demanding, but that’s because we are looking for our future colleagues and partners.  From your very first day at the office you will be immersed in the culture and cases of the firm.  For 12 weeks, you will gain valuable experience working alongside the firm’s associates and partners at in all facets of a case, including depositions, client meetings, court hearings, mediations and potentially trials.  Assignments will be meaningful and allow you to sample a broad range of the firm’s construction and commercial work.  The attorneys you work with will ask you to draft research memoranda, litigation pleadings, discovery, and various motions and briefs.  This well-rounded approach allows you demonstrate your analytical, advocacy and writing skills.  While we don’t require summer associates to work a minimum number of hours, most work an average of 40 to 50 hours per week depending on their work assignments.  Your experience provides you a feel for the “real world” pace, and reflects the quality work that you’ll be responsible for as an associate.  In addition to case related assignments, Summer Associates traditionally participate in a mock depositions and trial, and receive business development and marketing skills training.  Note: this employer has continued collection from Session O and applicants who applied in Session O should not reapply.

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.