REMINDER: Spring 2016 OCR Session B Application Open Until January 17th at 11:59pm

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2016 OCR opportunities, Spring 2016 Session B, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

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

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Bankers Financial Corporation (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office starting in Summer 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
Bankers Financial in-house counsel is looking for a summer intern to assist with research in a wide range of legal issues, including labor and employment, corporate compliance in various states, insurance and annuities, commercial litigation and other various topics. Other responsibilities include reviewing contracts, drafting legal correspondence, assisting in creating policies and other legal writing tasks.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk (Continuing into Summer) positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Civil litigation firm in Tampa is currently accepting applications for a 2L law clerk position. The candidate is expected to work 15-20 hours per week.  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.

Bowden Barlow Law, P.A. (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M (Elder Law), and LL.M (Advocacy) Students and Recent Graduates for a Law Clerk position in its St. Petersburg, FL office starting in January 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
Small (2 attorney) litigation firm with a focus on Collection Law, Landlord Tenant & Eviction, Commercial Litigation, Business Formation, Probate & Estate Planning. Though we are a small firm we have lots of volume. We are looking for students interested in learning every aspect of running a small litigation firm. The position title is Legal Assistant. The selected candidate(s) will be involved in all aspects of the firm’s legal operations, from file entry to drafting & e-filing pleadings, communicating with Judicial Assistants, adverse counsel, clients & debtors, the potential to accompany the attorneys to occasional court appearances, & tracking litigation files from pre-litigation to case resolution. This is an excellent opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in a small firm on a day to day basis.

Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its West Palm Beach, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
This position involves trial litigation representing the State of Florida in criminal matters involving misdemeanor offenses and felony offenses within Palm Beach County, Florida. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for trial preparation including victim and witness contact, preparation of discovery, attending depositions and formulating a trial strategy with the arresting officer and senior attorneys. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for advocating the State’s position in all court hearings, trial and sentencing. Assistant State Attorneys are also required to assist with training law enforcement and education the public on matters of public safety.

Honeywell (2Ls for Summer Associate/Contract Administration Intern positions in its Clearwater, FL office starting in Summer 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
Learn about all facets of Honeywell’s Contract Management functional role and responsibility. Gain exposure and direct work experience working closely with Honeywell Aerospace Contract Management professionals, customer program or supply chain teams. Focus is on contract formation and management processes, without compromising compliance. Gain exposure and understanding of government and commercial contracting experience, including hands-on experience with the FAR and the DFARS.  Honeywell is looking for a Contract Administration Intern. The position will be in Clearwater, FL or Phoenix, AZ depending on the candidate.  Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Managing contracts at multiple sites if required, ensuring organizational effectiveness and standardization; Providing independent and objective contract evaluation; Advising program management, supply chain, and other internal stakeholders of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions; Contributing to the development of strong working relationships with customers, ensuring high customer satisfaction; Ensuring compliance with risk management and baseline management processes; Developing and executing all contract negotiation plans consistent with operational requirements; and Maximizing profit and cash flow while minimizing risk in the negotiation of contracts.  Note – This posting is extended from Spring 2016 – Session A.  If you applied during Spring 2016 – Session A you do not need to reapply.

Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office starting in Summer 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking talented, motivated and hardworking 2L Summer Associate candidates for our 2016 Summer Program (Tampa office).  Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s reputation as an international powerhouse is founded on long-standing collaborations with industry leaders in science, health and technology.  Working at the intersection of litigation, regulation and public policy, our attorneys stay ahead of emerging issues to help companies execute their long-term objectives. We not only understand our business partners and their people, products and processes, but leverage this institutional knowledge to ensure consistency and accountability no matter the size or complexity of the engagement.  Our teams work closely with in-house counsel to respond to litigation threats and anticipate future trends. We assist with regulatory compliance, information security and privacy issues, and corporate reviews to defuse contentious legal scenarios and promote overall operative efficiency. With access to the firm’s arsenal of complex litigation experience, scientific and technical knowledge, and state-of-the-art litigation management tools, our clients also benefit from the latest in e-discovery and data tracking and retention technology.  Note – This posting is extended from Spring 2016 – Session A.  If you applied during Spring 2016 – Session A you do not need to reapply.

Good Times USA LLC (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk (Continuing into Summer 2016) positions in its Tampa, FL office starting in March 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
Good Times is a National Distributor of Cigars and Other Tobacco Products. General Counsel is in need of assistance in many different aspects of the legal enterprise. The areas of practice include Government Regulation and Licensing, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Contracts, and other various areas that touch a Company with a National and International footprint. Looking for availability of approximately 20 hours per week.  Note – This posting is extended from Spring 2016 – Session A.  If you applied during Spring 2016 – Session A you do not need to reapply.

NEW – Office of the Public Defender, 5th Judicial Circuit (Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its Ocala, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Entry-level misdemeanor/criminal traffic position in Marion County office (Ocala).  Must be a member of the Florida Bar.

NEWPalm Beach County Public Defender (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its West Palm Beach, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Assistant public defender – indigent criminal defense.

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.