New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session L Application Open Until Wednesday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session L, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 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:

Barnes, Walker Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron & Shea, PLLC (Recent Graduates and LL.M (Elder Law) students for Associate positions in its office(s) in Bradenton, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Wills, Trusts and Estates division of the firm is considering applicants for an associate position to assist with estate planning, probate, guardianship and trust administrations. The candidate could begin as a law clerk and will be assigned some administrative and clerical work initially and should be willing to work without an assistant, using probate, estate planning, and accounting software. The candidate should be willing to participate in professional activities such as the Manatee County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Real Property Probate, and Trust Law Section, and to work toward board certification in Wills, Trusts and Estates or Elder Law. Participation in local community organizations is also encouraged.

e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. is a digital insurance agency providing insurance guidance and selling products via online channels and telephonically. The company employs over 100 insurance agents who sell to consumers nationally. The position needed is as an assistant to the General Counsel primarily drafting agent responses to consumer complaints. The position will also involve addressing CMS and corporate compliance issues, gathering information and documents for litigation, and drafting committee minutes and routine correspondence. Some legal research may also be required.

Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Attorney Michael “Mike” Ziegler represents consumer and commercial clients in foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, collection matters, and other civil litigation issues.

Office of the State Attorney – 9th Judicial Circuit (3Ls, LL.M (Advocacy) students, and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Orlando, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit is represented by The Honorable Aramis D. Ayala and serves Orange and Osceola counties in Central Florida.  A culturally diverse community, the area is home to nearly 1.4 million residents and is a vacation destination for millions each year. Our office is committed to making Orlando and the surrounding area a vibrant and safe place to live, work and play.  Our Assistant State Attorneys, legal support teams, victim advocates and administration work diligently with various state and federal law enforcement agencies to prosecute those accused of committing crimes.  We believe a successful prosecution involves cooperation from victims and witnesses. If you are a victim, we hope that you will visit our page outlining the Florida Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.  Our mission is to seek justice for everyone in Orange and Osceola counties. Seeking justice means aggressively charging and trying not only the easy or sure winners, but also those tough cases in which we have a good faith belief that the evidence establishes the guilt of the accused by legal and ethical standards.  Seeking justice means giving victims of crime an opportunity to be heard.  Seeking justice means fairly and equally applying the law to all.  Seeking justice means always standing up for what is RIGHT, no matter how unpopular that may be.  In cases where prison sentences are justified, we will seek them with courage and aggressiveness – never accepting lesser sanctions in order to raise so-called “conviction rates.”  In carrying out our mission, we will always be courteous to others and act in a professional and ethical manner.

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.