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

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

Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
A plaintiff personal injury law firm, offices in both Tampa and Sarasota, wants an entry level attorney. Qualified candidates must be a graduate from law school in the top third of their law school class and be admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.  Salaried compensation and benefits highly competitive. Great opportunity for long term growth. Please submit your application, which should contain your brief cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample in one single file document.

Jesse L. Skipper, P.A. (2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M (International 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:
I am a sole practitioner handling a broad variety of civil litigation, primarily business, commercial, corporate, real estate and employment. It’s a roughly equal mix of hourly and contingent fee cases.  I am looking to build and maintain a kind of pool of law clerks to work on my cases on a per-assignment basis. The concept is that I would assign the law clerk a specific task, at an hourly rate for time spent on that task. In most cases I would set a budget of hours for the task, so that, if you needed to exceed the budget to finish you would need to let me know and get my agreement. While I intend this to be flexible, and to evolve over time, right now I envision the following main areas of work: Straightforward research and writing; researching legal issues and providing me with your results in memo form.; Drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda and briefs; Helping me answer discovery, including meeting with clients to answer interrogatories and gather responsive documents; Helping me organize, review and analyze evidence and discovery responses; and, Assisting at trial.  Eventually, if I feel a good relationship has been established, I would like to have a clerk assist with intake/screening/initial client interviews.  I will be happy to go into the subject matter of my cases when we meet, but you can get a good idea from my website. I cover a lot of ground, and I have a lot of interesting cases. Most of my cases, in one way or another, cut across categories. I do virtually nothing in a mass-produced, assembly line fashion. You will not find my practice repetitive. I don’t shy away from hard issues, and do more than my share of appeals, including a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 on a cutting-edge whistleblower issue.  I am also one of those lawyers who regularly takes on cases where the economic prospects may be thin, but the potential injustice, as I see it, weighs heavily. If you get satisfaction from doing the right thing you may be a good fit. I am interested in people who write well, and have good analytical ability, common sense, and diligence. At the moment I am working from a virtual office, so I am not really in a position to provide a workspace. However, I am actively working on establishing a physical office, and hope that will happen over the following months. So, for the time being, the clerks’ work would mostly be done remotely, whether at home or elsewhere.

Trent Cotney, P.A. (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Trent Cotney, P.A. is a law firm with offices in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, and Tallahasssee specializing in the representation of businesses and professionals in construction disputes and transactions throughout the State of Florida and beyond. The firm’s practice areas include construction law, litigation, arbitration, contract review and drafting, OSHA defense, licensing defense, bid protests, lien law, bond law, and alternative dispute resolution.  General duties would include drafting motions, demands, memorandums, construction liens, as well as legal and factual research for motions and memorandums.

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.