REMINDER: Spring 2016 OCR Session R Application Open Until Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2016 OCR opportunities, Spring 2016 – Session R, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include (please note that year classifications still reflect those from the 2015-2016 academic year):

UPDATED Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer 2016 Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson is seeking full-time and/or part-time clerks to be a part of its growing statewide Land Development, Zoning & Environmental practice group this summer and/or fall. The clerks will assist the practice group’s 17 attorneys and 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 required. The clerks may be based in the firm’s Tampa, Tallahassee, or Miami offices. For more information, please visit www.stearnsweaver.com.  Please note that this employer will accept applications for candidates seeking “split summer” opportunities (i.e. start dates in late summer) for those who already have a summer opportunity.

Austin Roe & Patsko (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Mid-size law firm looking for a recent law school graduate. Law firm specializes primarily in insurance defense. We are located in the South Tampa area.

Bach & Jacobs P.A. (3Ls, Recent Graduates, and LL.M (Elder Law) Students for Associate positions in its Sarasota, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Bach & Jacobs, P.A. is a premier estate planning and elder law firm with Board Certified attorneys in elder law and tax law. We are a growing law firm with a progressive and horizontal management style. Our team works at a productive and fast pace. Unlike most estate planning firms, we do probate and trust litigation. Unlike most elder law firms, we do litigation in the field of guardianship and exploitation. We are highly relational and compassionate advocates because we truly love our work.  Our downtown Sarasota office is seeking a full time Associate Attorney, with 0-3 years experience, preferably with experience or demonstrated interest and familiarity in some of the following : Estate planning, Estate and Trust administration, Medicaid Planning, Guardianship , Exploitation, SSDI, SSI, Veterans Benefits, Special Needs Trusts and Taxation. We seek Applicants who are competitive, hardworking and quick learners. We value individuals with exceptional emotional intelligence who appreciate working with the elderly and disabled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are included. Our hiring attorney will maintain the confidentiality of your application, however references are required. Our Firm’s associate attorneys have opportunities for extensive client contact, team interaction, learning new areas of law and on-going educational opportunities. Please do not call or visit the office without an appointment scheduled by the hiring attorney.

Englander Fischer (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer 2016 Law Clerk positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
We are a boutique business litigation law firm.  The position will primarily entail research on issues involving current litigation.

David R. Phillips, P.A. (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer 2016 Law Clerk positions in its Clearwater, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
We are looking for a summer law clerk who is interested in hands-on experience with complex real estate transactions. The work will be fast-paced and require great attention to detail, but the sole practitioner setting will allow the clerk to hone his/her skills with meaningful legal work. Our firm offers the summer clerk big firm experience in a small firm setting.  The emphasis of David’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate transactions, real estate development and financing, and business matters related to the ownership and operation of real estate ventures. His clients include developers, contractors, financial institutions and investors who buy, sell or manage real estate assets. David’s experience includes the development and financing of residential communities, office buildings, retail centers, industrial sites, apartment complexes, hotels and condominium projects.  We assist developers, investors and landowners with complex issues and transactions in a number of areas, including: Real estate acquisition, sales and exchanges, Real estate development, Real estate financing, Condominium formation and filing, and Commercial leasing, including retail, office, ground and build-to-suit.  We assist buyers, sellers, developers, brokers and lenders with all aspects of residential real estate transactions, including: Drafting and reviewing residential real estate contracts, Title, escrow and settlement services, Reviewing and resolving title and survey issues, Drafting and reviewing closing documents, and Reviewing loan documents.  We advise emerging and middle-market companies on a wide range of corporate transactions and business decisions, including: Entity formation and capitalization, Corporate governance, Financing arrangements, Contract review and negotiation, and Purchase and sale transactions.

Boyle & Leonard, PA (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer 2016 Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Summer clerkship position at a fast-paced boutique insurance coverage firm wherein we represent policyholders against their insurance carriers primarily in the construction defect context. The opportunity to gain significant experience in a short period of time and develop researching and writing skills at both the trial and appellate level. Potential for a year-round clerkship to the extent your schedule permits.  Candidates must not be currently employed.

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, P.A. (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Tampa Workers’ Compensation Attorney: AV rated, well respected workers’ compensation and insurance defense firm seeks associate with zero to two years of experience. A strong work ethic and commitment to defense practice is a necessity.  Note – This is a continued posting from Session P; if you applied during Session P or Q you should not apply again, as all candidates will be considered together.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab (except as provided above). 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.

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.