New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session C Application Open Until Wednesday, February 1 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session C, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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:

Alexander DeGance Barnett P.A. (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Jacksonville, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Alexander DeGance Barnett is a 7 lawyer civil litigation firm in Jacksonville that represents employers, institutions and organizations in labor, employment, student and education claims, lawsuits, and other related disputes.  Note – This is a multi-session collection and if you applied during session B your materials will be sent to the employer following the close of Session C on Wednesday, February 1st).

Bankers Financial Corporation (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
This position is for a summer internship with an in-house legal department for a financial services and insurance holding company based in St. Petersburg, Florida. This position would report to the Associate General Counsel and will involve legal research and analysis on a variety of general corporate law, regulatory compliance, and other topics.  From its start in 1976 as a Property & Casualty and Surety carrier, Bankers has grown to encompass an array of businesses, known collectively as Bankers Financial Corporation. Today, BFC companies serve the insurance industry, homeowners, business owners, the criminal justice system, builders and investors, protecting the interests of people and businesses across the country, ensuring dreams and securing tomorrows.  Note – This is a multi-session collection and if you applied during session B your materials will be sent to the employer following the close of Session C on Wednesday, February 1st).

Hogan Lovells (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Miami, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
The Miami Office of Hogan Lovells US LLP (“Hogan Lovells”) is offering a 2017 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position for interested first-year (“1L”) law students at accredited Florida law schools. The Summer Diversity Law Clerk position is the product of Hogan Lovells’ partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”), an organization of more than 200 corporations and law firms whose mission is to promote inclusiveness by attracting, inspiring, and training talented, diverse attorneys so they can ascend to leadership positions within their organization.  For its 2017 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position, the Miami Office of Hogan Lovells is seeking diverse, 1L candidates who have an interest in obtaining practical experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration, corporate, and project finance, among other areas. Please note that although the selected law clerk will have the responsibilities of a summer law clerk, including performing legal research; drafting memoranda or corporate documents; and attending depositions, hearings, or team meetings, this position is independent and separate from the Hogan Lovells’ 2017 Summer Associate Program. Applicants are required to have at least a 3.3 GPA (or 82.5 if using a 100 point GPA scale).  The Miami Office Summer Diversity Law Clerk will be a paid position lasting a minimum of eight weeks, and the selected law clerk will also be able to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 23-25, 2017. Only one law clerk position is available. The final law clerk will be selected on or before May 1, 2017.  Note – Application for this opportunity will continue through the close of Spring 2017 – Session F on February 22, 2017 and applicants may apply during any session (C, D, E, or F) while that session is open.

Knopf Bigger (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk and 1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Complex catastrophic injury litigation firm with a focus on complex products liability and medical malpractice cases. We’re looking for a bright and motivated law student clerk to research and brief legal issues, review and investigate medical causation and damages evidence, and otherwise assist the attorneys in drafting and preparing discovery, expert and dispositive motions, and trial. Fast-paced environment with plenty of work and opportunities to learn.

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.

Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, 2nd District (Recent Graduates for Attorney positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL and Bartow, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
This is a monthly contract for an attorney to handle a Dependency and a misdemeanor docket for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel office in Clearwater, FL and an attorney to handle a Dependency and a misdemeanor docket for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel office in Bartow, FL.

Office of the Public Defender – 10th Judicial Circuit (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Bartow, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Summer interns are immersed in our practice and in addition to providing legal research, assist with client interviewing, field investigation and trial preparation.  All work is supervised by highly experienced staff personnel and trial attorneys. Interns meet weekly with the intern director to discuss work in progress as well as any professionalism or ethical issues.  $14/hour; OPS employee of the State of Florida.  This is full-time, 8 to 5, 40 hours a week work.

Roig Lawyers (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, and Miami, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Our 2017 Summer Law Clerk Program offers the law student an opportunity to gain practical legal experience, mentorship and the opportunity to become acquainted with our culture and philosophy.  For a student to fully benefit from the law clerk experience with Roig Lawyers, we encourage them to commit ten weeks to our program.  Roig Lawyers truly believes a strong foundation allows you to build a successful career. When possible, we encourage our law clerks to visit the courts and attend depositions to provide practical experience. In addition, there will be activities that promote the development of relationship building skills that will last a lifetime. We are proud to say that we have received very positive feedback from our former law clerks regarding our Law Clerk Program. It has proven to be beneficial to their growth and understanding of the practice of law and has prepared them for their future in the legal industry.  Roig Lawyers prides itself on our unique culture, and as one of the largest minority owned litigation firm we welcome diversity. Our attorneys and staff are active in their communities; they hold many professional organization leadership positions.  Summer Law Clerks receive mentoring from our attorneys, they will review their work and provide guidance and direction.  Summer Law Clerks will be given assignments; they are encouraged to work, meet and interact with several attorneys to enhance their experience.  At Roig Lawyers, we welcome and encourage feedback from our Law Clerks in order to make our program stronger each year.  Law Clerks will receive ongoing feedback from their mentor. The feedback provides our Law Clerks a gauge of their progress. Some Law Clerk’s may receive an offer upon completion of law school; upon successfully passing the bar exam; and/or upon being sworn in. Those decisions are made by the Recruiting Committee and the firms’ Managing Attorney.

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Miami, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson is seeking a full-time summer clerk to be a part of its growing Land Development, Zoning & Environmental practice group. The clerk will assist the practice group’s 18 attorneys and development professionals in matters related to environmental and land use permitting and litigation, comprehensive planning, zoning, local governments, and real estate development. A demonstrated interest or background in these disciplines is strongly preferred. The clerk will be based in the firm’s Tampa, Tallahassee, or Miami offices. For more information, please visit stearnsweaver.com.

Stoler Russell Keener Verona PA (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions, 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions, and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Miami, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Stoler Russell Keener Verona PA is seeking a civil litigation associate with 0-3 years of experience and a 2L or 3L law clerk for its insurance coverage practice. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, proficiency in research and writing, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with credentials and experience.

United States Air Force JAG (1Ls and 2Ls for School Year Law Clerk and 3Ls for JAG Officer positions in its office(s) in nationwide). The employer has provided the following information:
This informational interview is an opportunity for candidates to find out how they fit in the Air Force JAG Corp. National and internationally based full service firm with specialties in Air & Space Law, Civil Administration Law, Claims & Tort Litigation, Criminal Law, Cyber Law, Environmental & Real Property Law, Government Contract & Commercial Law, International Law, Labor Law, Legal Assistance, Medical Law, and Operations Law. Note – This is a multi-session collection and if you applied during session B your materials will be sent to the employer following the close of Session C on Wednesday, February 1st).

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Spring 2017 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 Spring 2017 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.