UPDATED: Spring 2016 OCR Session D Application Open Until February 7th at 11:59pm

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2016 OCR opportunities, Spring 2016 – Session D, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this Session include:

NEW – Good Times USA LLC (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk (Continuing into Summer) positions in its Tampa, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Good Times is a National Distributor of Cigars and Other Tobacco Products. General Counsel is in need of assistance in many different aspects of the legal enterprise. The areas of practice include Government Regulation and Licensing, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Contracts, and other various areas that touch a Company with a National and International footprint. Looking for availability of approximately 20 hours per week.

Florida DCF Children’s Legal Services (1Ls and 2Ls Summer Law Clerk positions in its offices statewide).  The employer has provided the following information:
Children’s Legal Services represents the Department in ensuring that the best interests of the children are met. They handle dependency cases. Students assigned to this specialized unit will be involved in various aspects of the legal arena by working with attorneys and paralegals as they perform their day-to-day duties. Assist Attorneys in the preparation and filing of pleadings. Assist Attorneys with discovery. Writes memorandum of law. Drafts motions, briefs, and court orders. Writes questions and assists in the prepping of witnesses. Attend and observe staffing and shelter hearings, takes notes as appropriate. Assist Attorneys in court at dependency and termination of parental rights court proceedings. Student volunteers and interns are subject to a code of ethics similar to that of the department’s employees. The department expects volunteers and interns to make a firm commitment of their time, talents and skills for a definite period of time. They are expected to complete assigned tasks and be accountable for the quantity and quality of their work and take problems, criticisms or suggestions directly to their supervisor or to the assigned SVIP coordinator. Student volunteers and interns keep confidential all information they may learn directly or indirectly about a client or fellow worker. They will not record or publish information which breaches confidentiality or allows the identification of the clients, including the release of their names to others, and must agree in writing not to willfully disclose to the public confidential or privileged information. Duties may vary depending on the assignment. DCF site supervisors will do their best to utilize the student at his/her fullest capacity, to assign him/her to challenging tasks whenever possible, and to allow the student the maximum opportunity to grow through the use of skills acquired and the exercise of judgment in making decisions.

Hogan Lovells US LLP (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its Miami, FL office starting in Summer 2016).  The employer has provided the following information:
The Miami office of Hogan Lovells US LLP (“Hogan Lovells”) is offering a 2016 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position for interested first-year (“1L”) law students at accredited Florida law schools.  The Summer Diversity Law Clerk position is the product of Hogan Lovells’ partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”), an organization of more than 200 corporations and law firms whose mission is to promote inclusiveness by attracting, inspiring, and training talented, diverse attorneys so they can ascend to leadership positions within their organizations.  For its 2016 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position, the Miami office of Hogan Lovells is seeking diverse, 1L candidates who have an interest in obtaining practical experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration, corporate, and project finance, among other areas.  Please note that although the selected law clerk will have the responsibilities of a summer law clerk, including performing legal research; drafting memoranda or corporate documents; and attending depositions, hearings, or team meetings, this position is independent and separate from the Hogan Lovells’ 2016 Summer Associate Program. Applicants are required to have at least a 3.3 GPA.  The Miami office Summer Diversity Law Clerk will be a paid position lasting a minimum of six weeks, and the selected law clerk will also be able to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Chicago, Illinois on May 19-21, 2016.  Only one law clerk position is available.  The final law clerk will be selected on or before April 30, 2016.

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its Fort Myers, FL office).  The employer has provided the following information:
Banker Lopez Gassler currently has an opening for an 1y-3y Associate in Fort Myers, Florida. This position will focus on vehicular torts, insurance fraud, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and premises liability. An active Florida license is required for consideration.

Randal L. Schecter, P.A. (3L and LL.M (Elder Law) Students and Recent Graduates for an Associate position in its Ormond Beach, FL office).  The employer is provided the following information:
Randal L Schecter, Esquire has been in private practice for 30 years and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. His practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Medicaid planning, probate, and trust administration. He is offering an entry level position and is willing to train and mentor the right candidate. Must be organized, detail oriented and willing to learn and become proficient in drafting Estate Planning documents and probate pleadings. Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar or preparing to take the Bar Exam. Must demonstrate a passion and commitment to providing outstanding service to the senior population either through course work, volunteer experience, or both. Excellent opportunity for growth and to become part of a well-established and respected Elder Law Firm.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. 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.