New Jobs Available! Fall 2017 OCR – Session J Application Open Until Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2017 OCR opportunities, Fall 2017 – Session J, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017.  Please note that there are two overlapping OCR Sessions collecting this week, so please note the appropriate deadlines for each opportunity.

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:

Office of the State Attorney – 20th Judicial Circuit (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Fort Myers, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Prosecution of criminal offenses serving Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties.  Note – This is a continuation of a collection from Session H (candidates that applied during Session H should not apply again).

Rotella Legal Group, P.A. (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk 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 attorneys on day to day corporate legal work, administrative and miscellaneous projects.

Vernis & Bowling of the Gulf Coast, P.A. (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Vernis & Bowling is seeking a 2L law student from Stetson to join our civil defense litigation practice in downtown St. Petersburg. Our law clerks work closely with our attorneys to assist in drafting pleadings, preparing discovery responses, developing defense strategies, and preparing dispositive motions. Often, our law clerks are afforded the opportunity to work full-time during the summer, and may also have an opportunity to join the firm as an attorney upon admission to The Florida Bar. The ideal candidate will possess strong legal research and writing skills, and desire a career in civil litigation.

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 ( with any questions.