New Jobs Available! Fall 2017 OCR – Session D Application Open Until Wednesday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2017 OCR opportunities, Fall 2017 – Session D, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 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:

Bryant Miller Olive (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The multi-office, multi-state law firm of Bryant Miller Olive seeks a talented Law Clerk to help support the Public Finance practice group in our downtown Tampa office. Qualifications may include a background or interest in finance, local government, securities or tax; demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in MS Office and electronic research tools; ability to work independently and in a team environment; excellent proofreading and editing skills; effective communication skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and flexibility for occasional overtime. We offer paid-parking and holidays; business-casual work environment and “jeans-Friday.”

Hurter & Wilson, P.A. (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Hurter & Wilson, P.A. seeks a law student interested in getting hands on experience in all aspects of running a small law firm.  The clerk will gain experience in areas ranging from day-to-day office and file management to hands-on litigation experience and client interaction, including potential court appearances, drafting pleadings and motions, etc.

Lopez & Humphries, P.A. (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Lakeland, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The law office of Lopez & Humphries, P.A. was founded through collaboration of two of Polk County’s national recognized trial lawyers.  Melodie Lopez and Kevin Humphries have combined experience of over 20 years of litigation on behalf of their clients.  Together they have tried more than 100 jury trials, 500 Social Security Hearings, 50 Worker’s Compensation trials and have handled literally thousands of criminal cases with trial experience in charges ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder.  Note – This employer is continuing collection from Sessions B and C and candidates who applied in previous sessions need not apply again.

Maxey Law Offices, PLLC (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Maxey Law Offices is a full-service intellectual property law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Our practice includes, intellectual property litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Whether our clients require consultation, trademark and patent procurement, copyright applications, appeals, patent reexamination, trademark opposition and cancellation or intellectual property ligation in state or federal court, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional representation.

The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm is a collection of talented, aggressive lawyers dedicated to the principles of professionalism, exceptional service, and zealous representation of the firm’s clients.  The firm proudly represents corporations, large and small, as well as individuals, families, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships in all state and federal courts throughout Florida.  The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm seeks a part time law clerk up to 20 hours per week.  Qualified candidates will bei n the top third of their class and possess excellent research and writing skills.

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Rochester, NY). The employer has provided the following information:
Our program is designed to maximize the opportunity which we have in the legal industry to employ summer associates, allowing both the firm and these students a “test run” prior to committing to a formal employment relationship. The philosophy underlying our program has always been to mirror the experience of being employed by the firm as an associate after graduation. To accomplish this goal we provide our summer associates with real work assignments involving actual cases and legal issues being handled by the firm. We attempt to avoid purely academic pursuits, such as writing articles or researching esoteric issues that have no relationship to client work. Only by treating our summer associates similarly to our actual associates, including sharing with them the challenges and responsibilities that all attorneys face, can they experience what it would be like to work here in the future. We have consistently received positive feedback from our past summer associates regarding our ability to give them a true taste of what practicing law at Woods Oviatt would be like.  To carry out our program philosophy, we include the following components: training; departmental rotations; assignments of work involving real cases; mentorship; weekly caseload monitoring, involving both constructive comments to, and feedback from, the summer associates; direct client contact; and participation in social events and community functions.

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