New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session H Application Open Until Wednesday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session G, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 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:

FCCI Insurance Group (2Ls, 3Ls, and Recent Graduates for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Sarasota, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The part-time Legal Intern will gain experience serving as a legal research assistant for FCCI’s (RC) Risk and Compliance division. Working under the supervision of our Senior Corporate Counsel and Managing Director, the selected individual will assist the team with legal research on corporate and insurance regulatory compliance matters in multiple states.  Projects may include review of company materials for legal issues and revision consistent with legal requirements.  Requirements: Law Degree or actively pursuing Law Degree; Strong research, writing, communication and organizational skills; Proficient with legal research tools, including Westlaw; with email, the Internet, and learning user-friendly software; and Able to work (16 – 20) hours a week (M – F) on site for approximately six months. In exchange for your time and talent, FCCI Insurance Group will provide an hourly pay rate of $15.00. Work with some of the best and brightest within our collaborative, team oriented culture. FCCI Insurance Group’s corporate headquarters is located at 6300 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL (Conveniently located just east of 1-75 off University Parkway in Lakewood Ranch.)  Note – This is a continuation of the collection during Session G due to Spring Break; if you applied during Session G you do not need to reapply, as all applicant materials from Session G and Session H will be sent to the employer once Session H closes.

Florida DCF – Children’s Legal Services (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) statewide). The employer has provided the following information:
Children’s Legal Services represents the Department in ensuring that the best interests of the children are met.  They handle dependency cases.  Students assigned to this specialized unit will be involved in various aspects of the legal arena by working with attorneys and paralegals as they perform their day-to-day duties: Assist Paralegals in the preparation and filing of pleadings; Assist Attorneys with discovery; Writes memorandum of law; Drafts motions and court orders; Writes questions and assists in the prepping of witnesses; Assist in preparation of subpoenas; Attend and observe staffing and shelter hearings, takes notes as appropriate; and, Assist Attorneys in court at dependency and termination of parental rights court proceedings – take notes.  Student volunteers and interns are subject to a code of ethics similar to that of the department’s employees.  The department expects volunteers and interns to make a firm commitment of their time, talents and skills for a definite period of time. They are expected to complete assigned tasks and be accountable for the quantity and quality of their work and take problems, criticisms or suggestions directly to their supervisor or to the assigned SVIP coordinator.  Student volunteers and interns keep confidential all information they may learn directly or indirectly about a client or fellow worker.  They will not record or publish information which breaches confidentiality or allows the identification of the clients, including the release of their names to others, and must agree in writing not to willfully disclose to the public confidential or privileged information.  Duties may vary depending on the assignment.  DCF site supervisors will do their best to utilize the student at his/her fullest capacity, to assign him/her to challenging tasks whenever possible, and to allow the student the maximum opportunity to grow through the use of skills acquired and the exercise of judgment in making decisions.  Attorneys for Children’s Legal Services represent the people of the State of Florida, through DCF, advocating for the best interests of Florida’s children in dependency proceedings under Chapter 39, Florida Statutes.  The position requires a strong interest in advocating for children’s best interests, good academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in courtroom litigation, excellent critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, a positive attitude and membership in the Florida Bar.  Applicants with moot court, and/or trial team participation are encouraged to apply.  Law review and/or a certificate in advocacy are a plus.  Please also highlight your litigation clinic experience or other related experience.  The starting salary is $45,000 per year, and includes an excellent benefits package with health benefits, life insurance, dental insurance benefits, four weeks paid vacation, paid state holidays off with pay, a personal day, paid sick leave, and a state funded retirement package.  Children’s Legal Services: Strong Leadership, a New Paradigm, and New Opportunities!!!  Come be part of an exciting and cutting edge statewide “law firm” with a vision focused on providing exceptional advocacy to the children and families of Florida achieving permanency, stability and security for abused, neglected and abandoned children.

Office of the State Attorney – 10th Judicial Circuit (3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Bartow, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Criminal trial positions.  Note – This is a continuation of the collection during Session G due to Spring Break; if you applied during Session G you do not need to reapply, as all applicant materials from Session G and Session H will be sent to the employer once Session H closes.

Tucker Ludin, P.A. (1Ls, 2Ls, LL.M (Advocacy), LL.M (Elder Law), and LL.M (International Law) for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Tucker & Ludin, P.A. is seeking two summer law clerks to assist with its disability and life insurance benefits practice (Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans disability compensation). Law clerks are primarily responsible for writing insurance appeals and hearing memoranda, organizing and evaluating medical records for submission as evidence, and organizing and evaluating claim files and records production. Other opportunities include drafting pleadings and motions for federal court, prospective new client interviews and evaluation, attending hearings, and legal research as assigned. Prior experience in the medical or mental health fields or knowledge of medical terminology and human physiology is a plus, but not required. Tucker & Ludin is a small firm, of 5 attorneys. This is great opportunity for hands-on experience in legal research and writing, working one-on-one with experienced attorneys, and mentoring. Tucker & Ludin is located in North St. Pete (near 54th Ave. N. and 16th St. N.). You can check out the firm and its attorneys at http://www.tuckerdisability.com/.  Note – This is a continuation of the collection during Session G due to Spring Break; if you applied during Session G you do not need to reapply, as all applicant materials from Session G and Session H will be sent to the employer once Session H closes.

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.