New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session K Application Open Until Wednesday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session K, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 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:

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk (2Ls and 3Ls for Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Civil litigation firm in Tampa is currently accepting applications for law clerk positions within the firm’s tobacco litigation group. The candidate is expected to start in early April and the position will continue for approximately six to eight weeks (this position is ideal for a student with a light exam schedule).  This position will offer dynamic exposure into the fast-paced world of civil litigation. The position will offer varied opportunities, including drafting motions, summarizing depositions, assisting attorneys with preparation for both hearings and trials, and much more. Strong legal research and writing skills are required.

CLEARSTAR IP, LLC (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Patent and trademark law firm. Owner is a former patent examiner, former patent attorney for AT&T, IBM, and Xerox, former Adj. Professor in the MBA program of the Univ. of Utah, teaching international patent and technology law strategy, and active international consultant to Thompson Reuters for patent strategy.

FL Patel Law PLLC (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
FL Patel Law PLLC is a business law firm in Downtown St. Petersburg. We provide services for the whole life cycle of a business including formation, contract draft and review, legal counsel on transaction liabilities, intellectual property management, corporate secretarial services, and dissolution and winding up.  We are currently looking for a motivated individual, preferably 2L or 3L, who is interested in business law. The firm is growing and we are looking for a like-minded individual to join the team and help with our growth.  FL Patel Law works with a wide range of clients including non-profit organizations, social enterprises, music festivals, entertainment companies, start-ups, and even mom and pop shops. We love helping our clients and we are here to support their businesses and see them grow.

St. Lucie Public Schools – Legal Department (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Fort Pierce, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The School District of St. Lucie County’s (“School District”) Legal Department has a summer internship opportunity for a law student who has finished their first year of law school. The internship is for 25 to 30 hours per week, for five to six weeks, for a total of 150 hours, sometime between June 12th and August 11th, 2017, depending upon the student’s schedule and preference. The intern will be paid $10.00 per hour or a total of approximately $1,500 for the six week internship (subject to grant approval).  The School District’s in-house legal department has been in existence since August 2013. The Legal Department consists of two attorneys, a litigation paralegal and a certified paralegal. The Legal Department handles a wide variety of local government and education law related matters. For example, the office handles: sunshine law, public records and ethics questions; public contracting matters; general education matters; charter school matters; student education matters, including exceptional student education (ESE) matters; student discipline matters; and all personnel matters, including litigation. The intern will typically work on one or two major projects and will also be given simple questions to review as they arise on a daily basis and an opportunity to shadow the two attorneys in the office by attending meetings, both public and internal, and assisting with hearing preparations (and attending hearings if any are scheduled during the time the intern is in the office).

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
QUINTAIROS, PRIETO, WOOD & BOYER, P.A. (“QPWB”), a full-service national law firm, is seeking second-year year law students to fill several Summer Law Clerk positions to work in support of the forty eight (48) attorneys in the Firm’s Tampa Office. Law Clerks will be asked to perform tasks that may include but are not limited to: Drafting pleadings, motions and Legal Memoranda for attorney review; Conducting legal research; Preparing deposition or medical record summaries; Assisting with maintenance of paper and electronic files; Attending/Observing hearings, depositions, mediations and similar events. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of two years at an accredited law school; Strong work ethic and attention to detail; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Availability to work 15-30 hours/week.  Salary: $15 /hr. QPWB is an AV-rated, full-service national law firm offering services to public and private companies, professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals. QPWB handles premises liability, products liability, liquor and food liability, transportation, construction defect, and all other types of negligence and tort actions such as personal injury, employment, and workers’ compensation. Our professional liability clients include all types of healthcare facilities and practitioners, accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, brokers, and agents.  The firm maintains ten fully staffed offices throughout Florida, and offices in Kentucky, California, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, the USVI, Georgia, New York and Michigan. QPWB is an Equal Opportunity Employer; is designated as a Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Development Council; and regularly participates in programs and activities specifically geared to the recruitment, hiring, and retention of qualified minority attorneys.

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.