Spring 2016 OCR Session N Application Open Until May 1 at 11:59 p.m.

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

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Phelps Dunbar LLP (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Phelps Dunbar LLP, a regional law firm, is seeking an entry level attorney for the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance practice group in the Tampa office. The preferred candidate will have strong research and writing skills, excellent academic credentials (top 25% required). The position offers competitive salary and benefits.

Banker Lopez Gassler PA (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Banker Lopez Gassler currently has an opening for its workers compensation group in its Tampa, FL office.

Roger D. Mason, II, P.A. (3Ls, Recent Graduates, and LL.M (Advocacy) students for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Roger D. Mason, II, P.A. represents consumers throughout the state of Florida and specializes in consumer litigation involving motor vehicle dealerships, including class action litigation. The Firm is seeking a student graduating in May who will take the Florida bar exam in July. The Firm’s expectation is that such candidate will begin working part-time after graduation and begin full-time employment after being sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills, trial advocacy experience and a desire for active involvement in litigating and trying cases in Florida state and federal courts and arbitration forums.

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. seeks a new attorney to help us in defending worker’s compensation cases.

Toledo, PA (1Ls and 2Ls for Law Clerk positions and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Personal injury attorney.  Spanish language skills required.

Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. (2Ls for Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Lutheran Services Florida is a not for profit organization that is involved with programs such as Head Start and other social organizations. We are looking for an intern to assist with contract generation and review.

Merlin Law Group (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls for Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Merlin Law Group is an insurance claim law firm that assists residential homeowners insurance claims, commercial property claims and businesses on insurance claims nationwide.  We have an immediate opening for one or more students interested in litigation and trial work. Full time summer position with the ability to work during the semester as well. Will consider students who have completed at least two full semesters of course work, and preference will be given to students who have taken trial advocacy, trial team, or litigation-related internships.

Mark G. Capron, P.A. (1Ls for Law Clerk positions in its Lakeland, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Mark G. Capron has over 15 years of professional experience practicing in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bites, workers’ compensation claims, wrongful termination, employment harassment and with insurance claims and disputes.

Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its Orlando, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Anthony-Smith Law, P.A. is a small, plaintiff oriented firm specializing in Personal Injury and PIP (Personal Injury Protection).  Seeking a Law Clerk to draft PIP demands, motions, pleadings, and bodily injury demands in addition to helping the attorney with research. Will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, depos, etc. with the lead attorney.

Irvin & Petty, P.A. (1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Irvin & Petty is a new (September 2015) plaintiff’s firm in downtown St. Petersburg which primarily handles high volume first party insurance suits regarding Personal Injury Protection and Comprehensive coverage cases. We are looking primarily, but not exclusively, for a deserving 1L or 2L student for a summer position to help with clerical and legal writing assignments throughout the summer. The potential exists for this position to be extended into a part-time job once the academic year resumes in the fall and could be a stepping stone to full-time employment for the right candidate.

Ford & Ford, PA (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Ford & Ford, PA is seeking a new employee to start in May 2016, the position is described as follows.  The position being filled is a very active and multifaceted full-time role in a busy commercial transaction and litigation law firm in downtown St. Petersburg. Most time would be spent drafting and assembling transactional documents and gathering due diligence items. Title insurance, forming entities, filing LLC docs, DBAs, FEINs, organizing and monitoring complicated transaction checklists, opening files, Timeslips Billing software, Quickbooks, Word, Outlook, telephone, payables, shipping, ordering supplies, etc.

Fidelity Information Services (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Contract Analyst positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
FIS RISC is currently seeking qualified law school graduates to fill entry level compliance analyst contractor positions in the Tampa area. Bar admission is preferred, but not required. Selected applicants will join a team of experienced compliance consultants in the Tampa area who are engaged in ongoing compliance projects. FIS aims to identify all contractor candidates and fill all positions by 06/01/2016.  FIS is an industry leading service provider to the financial industry. FIS RISC is our regulatory compliance software and consulting services arm that serves over 5,000 financial institutions in the United States, including seven of the Top Ten U.S. Banks plus all federal and state banking regulators (FDIC, OCC, FRB, CSBS, CFPB and NCUA). We provide risk assessment software, e-learning, compliance tools and expert consulting services. What distinguishes FIS RISC Solutions is our competency with both software and consulting services, which stems from our deep talent pool formed through recent acquisitions of Compliance Coach, Metavante Regulatory Advisory Services, and CAPCO, three premier regulatory compliance consulting companies. Our staff of nationally recognized regulatory compliance experts is on the cutting edge of the profession – our experts have authored laws and regulations, written books, testified in front of Congress, examined or audited financial institutions, or served as Chief Compliance Officers or Legal Counsel for some of the nation’s premier financial institutions. Furthermore, our subject matter experts are at the forefront of industry education. Along with the regulators, who are the primary authors of new regulations, we are first in the nation to jointly speak to the financial services industry as soon as new regulations are issued. It’s this foundation of deep compliance expertise that translates into innovative, highly effective products and services. We designed our 360-degree “solution set” to enhance our clients’ overall compliance programs, and instill a best practices-based model that ensures regulatory compliance proficiencies now and in the future. In addition to proactively mitigating emerging risks for our clients, we are also the trusted partner when institutions need to enhance their compliance program due to a regulatory enforcement action or order. Our large team of compliance experts, former regulators, compliance attorneys and other subject matter experts currently handles several high profile regulatory enforcement action remediation projects to resolve consent orders from the Fed, OCC, NCUA, FDIC, SEC, NCUA and state Attorneys General.

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.