UPDATED: New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session A Application Open Until Thursday, January 19th at 11:59 p.m.

The first opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session A, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Don’t forget that there are also opportunities for employment available on the Jobs Board!  OCR is one of our TWO places for you to find jobs; the other is the Stetson Law Jobs tab on Symplicity (i.e. Stetson’s “Jobs Board”).  Be sure to check the Stetson Law Jobs tab frequently, as opportunities are added here by individual employers on their own and new opportunities appear regularly.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this OCR Session include:

Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.  (2Ls and 3Ls (graduating in December 2017) for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Orlando, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The statewide AV-Rated Firm of Cole, Scott, & Kissane P.A. seeks a 2017 Summer law clerk for its Orlando office to assist with the defense of personal injury and general liability matters. Applicants should be an upcoming third-year law student or third-year law student graduating in the fall.  Candidates should be organized, motivated, self-starters that possess top research and writing skills and the ability to spot issues and propose solutions. The ideal candidate would be a quick learner who can easily gain an understanding of billing requirements to comply with client guidelines.  Cole, Scott, & Kissane P.A. offers a great work environment, competitive salary, and consideration for employment as an associate attorney.

Estes, Ingram, Foels & Gibbs, P.A.  (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Orlando, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
ESTES, INGRAM, FOELS & GIBBS, P.A. is an AV rated civil litigation firm founded May 1, 1986. The Firm is engaged in a general litigation practice consisting almost entirely of insurance defense litigation. The Firm’s legal staff consists of nine attorneys, litigation paralegals, and legal nurse consultants. The Firm defends professional liability claims from all professions and engages in the defense of vehicular liability, premises liability, employer liability, governmental and sovereign liability, antitrust, and almost any type of case that requires the services of a trial attorney.  Candidate should be motivated, organized and creative. S/he will need to evaluate and solve problems within specific time constraints in an environment devoted to defending the interests of medically specialized clients, usually in the context of medical malpractice litigation. S/he should have exceptional reading, writing and analytical skills as shown by a good academic record. S/he will need to be able to communicate well verbally as an advocate and have as a goal becoming a talented litigator with the skills to help others.

Kenyon Law Group, PLLC  (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Bradenton, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
A law student is needed part-time (10-25 hrs per week) for pulling case law to support motions, drafting basic motions from templates provided, and providing responses to discovery requests for two Bradenton lawyers who practice civil injury law and immigration law.  We will work with class schedules.  We are looking for someone who appreciates a fast-paced, litigation-friendly environment. Ability to speak Spanish would be useful, but is not required. Office located directly across the street from the Bradenton courthouse.

Osceola County Attorney’s Office (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions 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.

Raymond James (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Raymond James is a financial services firm providing investment and advisory services to individuals, as well as serving corporations, institutions and municipalities through its significant capital markets, banking and asset management areas. Founded in 1962, it has grown to become a leader in its industry, dedicated to and driven by a focus on independence, integrity, conservative risk management and always putting clients first. Raymond James serves more than 2.7 million client accounts through 6,800 financial advisors in the United States, Canada and overseas.  The Law Clerk for the Legal Department of Raymond James will assist with legal research projects within various functional areas, inclusive of litigation/arbitration, regulatory, and transactional practices.

Rotella Legal Group (1Ls and 2Ls for School Year Law Clerk (continuing into summer) positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Exciting opportunity with growing Tampa based firm serving as outside general counsel to health care businesses nationwide. Position will support 4 attorneys on day to day corporate legal work, administrative and miscellaneous projects.

Spartan Securities Group (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk (compliance work) and Recent Graduates for Permanent (compliance work) positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Position is part time providing research and organizational support to the firm’s CCO and CEO relating to compliance in securities litigation and regulatory inquiries.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Spring 2017 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 2017 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.