Updated: Fall 2016 OCR Session I Application Open Until September 20 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2016 OCR opportunities, Fall 2016 – Session I, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

NEW – Fidelity Information Systems (Recent Graduates for Compliance Analyst positions in its office(s) in Orlando, FL starting in September 2017). The employer has provided the following information:
FIS EGRC is currently seeking qualified law school graduates for an entry level compliance analyst contractor position in the Orlando area. Ideal candidates have passed the state bar or are recent graduates who are currently awaiting results. Selected applicants will join a team of experienced compliance consultants in Orlando who are engaged in an ongoing project to ensure compliance with Federal consumer protection regulations for consumer mortgages.   This project will continue at least through the calendar year of 2016. FIS aims to identify all candidate and fill all positions by 10/03/16. While FIS EGRC generally seeks candidates with 10+ years of industry and consulting experience, the changing needs of the industry have led us to pursue employees with the legal and analytical skills necessary to independently analyze complex financial regulations. The positions available at this time are hourly-paid positions on a contractual basis, but there is potential for full-time employment as a consultant.  Starting hourly rates are $25.00 – $35.00 per hour. A minimum of 40 hours per week is required. Overtime of up to 10 hours may be required based on production needs.  Overtime will be paid at 1.5 x hourly rate.   FIS is an industry leading service provider to the financial industry. FIS EGRC Solutions 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 EGRC 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.

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Miami, FL starting in August 2017). The employer has provided the following information:
The Office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney prosecutes all criminal violations within its jurisdiction, which is the greater Miami area. While the number varies depending on the funding, the office generally hires an average of 60 Assistant State Attorneys each year. The great majority of these positions are entry level. Attorneys generally begin their employment in a training program lasting approximately two months and then proceed to trial division assignments. The office is staffed by over 300 attorneys and a support staff of approximately 900. The legal staff is approximately 50% female, and approximately 44% minority. The office provides a wide variety of criminal prosecution experience, including general misdemeanor and felony trial work, as well as assignment to specialized divisions. These specialized divisions include Sexual Battery, Career Criminal/Robbery, Senior Trial Counsel/Homicide, Economic Crimes, Domestic Crimes, Public Corruption and Racketeering/Organized Crime. Applicants should be interested in working in a large urban area in an office that has a very fast-paced working environment. We desire applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in litigation/criminal law through their coursework and experience while in law school. Florida Bar admission is not a prerequisite to hiring. However, for those who are not members of the Florida Bar, certification under Chapter 11 of the Florida Bar Rules is strongly preferred. Those who do not meet these requirements may be considered; however, the opportunity for employment may be diminished and will be conditioned upon admission to the Florida Bar.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session H (if you applied during Session H you do not need to reapply).

Nelson Law Group (2Ls and 3Ls for Law Clerk positions starting during Fall 2016 and Recent Graduates for Associate positions starting in Fall 2016 in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
We are seeking a self-motivated associate attorney or law clerk to join our growing practice. Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills as well as strong academic credentials. Benefits provided for full-time employment.

Berkowitz & Myer (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions starting in Fall 2016 in its office(s) in St, Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
At Berkowitz & Myer, we focus on three main practice areas: 1) personal injury; 2) consumer protection; and 3) bankruptcy. The position will primarily include writing legal articles and legal research projects. This is a great experience for a student who wants to see what the “real world” practice of law is like.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session H (if you applied during Session H you do not need to reapply).

Department of Navy, Office of the General Counsel (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions for Summer 2017 in its office(s) in Washington, DC). The employer has provided the following information:
The General Counsel is the principal legal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, and OGC attorneys assist the General Counsel in providing legal services to the Secretary, staff, and personnel throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel consists of more than 700 civilian attorneys (of whom 700 are civilian employees of the Department), practicing in areas such as acquisition law, fiscal law, litigation, environmental law, real property law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, patent law, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and construction law.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session H (if you applied during Session H you do not need to reapply).

Osceola County Attorney’s Office (2Ls and 3Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions for Summer 2017 in its office(s) in Kissimmee, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Office of the County Attorney was established by the Osceola County Home Rule Charter and the County Attorney reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners. The County Attorney provides legal counsel for the Board of County Commissioners, files and defends lawsuits on behalf of the County Commission, and assists in the preparation and implementation of all ordinances, codes and resolutions adopted by the Board. The Office is seeking an intern (and possibly up to two) who will work directly under the supervision of practicing attorneys and learn about local government law practice. The intern will have the opportunity to engage in the following tasks: Perform legal research of Federal and State statutes, case law, court rules and other documents as required; Draft correspondence and other documents; Attend meetings and hearings with attorneys in the office; and, Become acquainted with County policies and procedures.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session H (if you applied during Session H you do not need to reapply).

Smith, Kling & Thompson, P.A. (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions starting in Fall 2016 in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Law clerk position available in a plaintiffs litigation firm. Ideally looking for a 2L candidate for a law clerk position that could subsequently transition into an attorney position. The firm specializes in first party insurance litigation. General duties would include drafting discovery responses, demands, mediation statements, as well as legal and factual research for motions and memorandums. Candidates will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, depositions, trials, and mediations. The firm is conveniently located in Tampa by the airport.  Note: this posting is a continued collection from Fall 2016 – Session H (if you applied during Session H you do not need to reapply).

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