Spring 2016 OCR Session P Application Open Until May 15 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2016 OCR opportunities, Spring 2016 – Session P, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

Moyer Law Group (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
The firm handles Construction and Complex commercial litigation matters throughout the State of Florida. Associates are expected to participate in all levels of litigation, however a significant portion of your time will involve the investigation portion of discovery.

Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Eraclides Gelman is a regional AV rated law firm, specializing in Workers’ Compensation defense, although we also handle liability defense, and Longshore cases. The Tampa office is hiring for a Workers’ Compensation summer law clerk.  This position requires a person who pays attention to detail, hardworking, punctual, and reliable. The summer clerk will be responsible for social media investigations, medical file analysis, legal research, writing, discovery, and assisting the associates and Partner on any issues that may arise on claims.

Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., is a multi-state civil litigation Plaintiffs’ firm which handles a wide variety of claims nationwide with its corporate offices in Tampa, FL.  Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. was named among the Top 20 Plaintiffs’ firms in the country by the National Law Journal.  We also have the honor of being featured for our work representing victims of nursing home abuse or neglect.

Office of the Public Defender – 10th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its Bartow, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Prepares cases for defense of indigent persons charged with criminal offenses; interviews clients and prospective witnesses; prepares or oversees the drafting of briefs, memoranda, pleadings, and other legal papers; conducts legal research; represents misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile clients in court arraignments, pre-trial hearings, trials, dispositions, and other proceedings; interviews clients in custody and makes initial decisions concerning such things as bail, release from custody, and mental competency to stand trial; determines need for expert witnesses; locates appropriate experts and schedules them for trial if needed; performs related work as required.

Consilio Services (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Document Review Law Clerk and Attorney positions in its St. Petersburg, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Consilio, a leading international litigation support and discovery management organization, is seeking Florida barred candidates and JD’s for upcoming document review projects. Temporary projects are for 40 hours a week and can last for a few weeks or a several months.

United Soccer Leagues (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
The United Soccer League is the largest professional soccer league in the United States and Canada, and the world with 29 teams in 19 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. The USL is the longest-standing professional affiliate member of U.S. Soccer as well as having full integration with Major League Soccer.  Legal Intern would work closely with USL Counsel as well as with the COO on multiple projects that include: General & Player Contract Analysis; Drafting Agreements; Sponsorship; Franchise Law; Patent & Trademark; and Legal Research.

Project X Labs, Inc. (2Ls, 3Ls, and Recent Graduates for Law Clerk positions performed remotedly).  The employer has provided the following information:
Project X Labs, Inc. is a tech company developing a legal research platform. Position will include assistance with annotating Florida Statutes and providing input and feedback to help improve the user interface and different features. Work to be done remotely. Approximately 5-10 hours per week anticipated.

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.

Golden Scaz Gagain, PLLC (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Tampa litigation firm seeks full-time associate with strong research and writing skills.  Law Review / Moot Court / Judicial Clerkship experience is preferred.  Firm offers eligible employees the following benefits: health, dental, and long-term disability insurance and Simple IRA (matching up to 3%).

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.