New Jobs Available! Fall 2017 OCR – Session G Application Open Until Tuesday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2017 OCR opportunities, Fall 2017 – Session G, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 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:

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Civil litigation firm in Tampa is currently accepting applications from students for an immediate opportunity offering dynamic exposure into the fast-paced world of civil litigation.  The position will offer varied opportunities, including drafting motions, assisting attorneys with preparation for both hearings and trials, summarizing depositions, and much more. Strong legal research and writing skills are required. The candidate is expected to work 15-20 hours per week. Note – This employer is continuing collection from Session E and candidates who applied in Session F need not apply again as your materials will be considered equally with candidates who apply during this session.

Austin Roe Basquill, P.A. (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Associate Attorney for Insurance Defense/Personal Injury law firm. Excellent benefits.

Department of Navy, Office of the General Counsel (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in the Washington, DC area). 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 employer is continuing collection from Session F and candidates who applied in Session F need not apply again as your materials will be considered equally with candidates who apply during this session.

Farr Law Firm (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Punta Gorda, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Founded in 1924, Farr Law Firm began when Earl D. Farr ventured out of his hometown of Wauchula with only $500 and a typewriter to open a law office in Punta Gorda. Over time, that one-man law firm grew to become the largest law firm in Charlotte County today.  With offices in Punta Gorda and Venice, our practices address a variety of needs and challenges that individuals and businesses confront including civil, commercial and complex litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, marital and family law, trusts and estates, corporate and business law, real estate and title insurance, elder law, guardianship and asset protection. We are prepared to solve complex problems with confidence and able to assemble the right talent to effectively represent our clients’ interests as they evolve.  Our clients span a range of industries including banking and finance, real estate, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, government, retail, travel and consumer products. Thousands of individuals and families throughout the region also receive our personal attention and legal counsel. We zealously serve clients throughout Southwest Florida, from Naples to Fort Myers up through Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port, Englewood, Venice, Sarasota and all the surrounding communities.  We dedicate ourselves to protecting the rights of the individual and to the responsible development of the business, social, and cultural climate of this growing, beautiful, and prosperous region.  General Practice with emphasis on the following:litigation, trusts and estates, real estate, corporate and family law.

Greenspoon Marder (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Miami, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Founded in 1981, Greenspoon Marder Law is a unique, full-service business law firm, handling the most complex cases while remaining focused on providing each client personal attention. Today, Greenspoon Marder is a robust, diverse and inclusive firm with nearly 140 attorneys practicing in more than 50 areas of law and more than 400 support staff in 11 offices throughout Florida and Nevada, and growing. We enjoy a solid reputation, rated “AV Preeminent” by the prestigious Martindale Hubbell Law Directory; “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report; and “A+” by the Better Business Bureau. We have been named among Florida’s Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, to name just a few from a long list of awards and accreditations.  The Greenspoon Marder Law Summer Associate Program looks to give Law Students the knowledge of how their education will help to prepare them when they join a professional law firm. Our program is 10 weeks of various writing and other legal research assignments throughout our 50+ practice areas.

Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (2Ls for Summer Legal Program positions and 3Ls for Honors Program positions in its office(s) in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, NY Metro Area (Newark/Manhattan/Long Island), Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.). The employer has provided the following information:
With the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) as its client and around 1,500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer of tax attorneys in the country. In addition, our General Legal Services Division hires attorneys for non-tax positions, as well. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided in Chief Counsel is unlike any other. We have approximately 600 attorneys located in our National Office in Washington, DC and 900 attorneys in field offices throughout the US.  Chief Counsel attorneys provide top-quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation’s tax laws. Chief Counsel field attorneys litigate interesting and challenging issues that range from taxation of individuals to complex international entities. Attorneys in the field find themselves working on exciting and challenging issues involving litigation, corporate law, criminal tax law, disclosure law and international taxation.  Chief Counsel attorneys in the National Office draft regulations and rulings, and provide legal guidance to taxpayers, the IRS and the Treasury and Justice Departments. Attorneys have an extraordinary opportunity to develop expertise and sharpen technical skills. Furthermore, both field and National Office attorneys have the opportunity to work with a variety of tax practitioners and distinguish themselves within the greater tax and legal communities.  Working as an attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel offers a unique opportunity to serve the public interest by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the Federal tax laws without bias in favor of either the taxpayer or the government.  In addition, one of our business units, General Legal Services, focuses on personnel and labor law. This business unit is the part of Chief Counsel responsible for providing legal advice on, and litigating, non-tax administrative law issues such as EEO matters, labor and employee relations, personnel matters, ethics, procurement, fiscal and appropriations law and laws relating to information technology management. Note – This employer is continuing collection from Session F and candidates who applied in Session F need not apply again as your materials will be considered equally with candidates who apply during this session.

Office of the State Attorney – 10th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Bartow, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Criminal trial positions.

Tucker & Ludin, P.A. (2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M (Elder Law), and LL.M (Advocacy) for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Tucker & Ludin, P.A. is seeking one or two school-year law clerks to assist with its disability and life insurance benefits practice (Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income, and Veterans disability compensation). Law clerks are primarily responsible for writing appeals and hearing memoranda, organizing and evaluating medical records for submission as evidence, and organizing and evaluating claim files and records production. Other opportunities include drafting pleadings and motions for federal court, prospective new client interviews and evaluation, attending hearings, and legal research as assigned. Prior experience in the medical or mental health fields or knowledge of medical terminology and human physiology is a plus, but not required. Tucker & Ludin is a small firm, of 6 attorneys. This is great opportunity for hands-on experience in legal research and writing, working one-on-one with experienced attorneys, and mentoring. Tucker & Ludin is located in North St. Pete (near 54th Ave. N. and 16th St. N.). You can check out the firm and its attorneys at http://www.tuckerdisability.com/.

United States Army JAG (2Ls for Summer Internship positions and, 3Ls and Recent Graduates for JAG Officer positions in its office(s) worldwide). The employer has provided the following information:
Summer Internships: Lasts 60 calendar days. Can be assigned to any JAG office worldwide. Summer interns can gain experience in family law, consumer law, estate planning, criminal justice, and administrative law. Will be paid at the GS. Active Duty: 3Ls and graduates are eligible to apply. Active duty Judge Advocates assume immediate challenges and responsibility upon their first assignment, and can practice in a variety of areas, including criminal law, administrative law, legal assistance (family law, consumer law, estate planning, tax law, military administrative law), claims, and operational law.

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.