New Jobs Available! Spring 2018 OCR – Session I Application Open Until Thursday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2018 OCR opportunities, Spring 2018 – Session I, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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:

Florida DCF – Children’s Legal Services (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 3Ls for Attorney positions in its office(s) statewide). The employer has provided the following information:
Children’s Legal Services (CLS) represents the State of Florida through the Department of Children and Families to ensure the health and safety of children and the integrity of families. Working with other department programs and community stakeholders, CLS advocates for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. With a team of more than 250 attorneys, CLS plays an integral role at each state of a Chapter 39 proceeding. Across the state, CLS attorneys are dedicated to carrying out the mission and vision of the department.

Office of the Public Defender – 18th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Vierra, FL and Sanford, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Entry-level assistant public defender position in Brevard and Seminole Counties. The Public Defender is appointed by judges to represent clients in criminal, juvenile and mental health matters in Florida’s courts. We are responsible for defending individuals who face the loss of their liberty and are determined by the court to be unable to pay for a private attorney.

Office of the State Attorney – 7th Judicial Circuit (Recent Graduates for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Bunnell, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, or Palatka, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Office of State Attorney R. J. Larizza is seeking applicants to serve as Assistant State Attorneys for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. The potential openings may be in Volusia, Flagler, or Putnam Counties. The successful applicant must be a recent law school graduate preparing to take the Florida Bar or a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. If not a Florida Bar member, a Certified Legal Intern designation is required. The successful applicant will have great people skills, common sense, a strong sense of humor, a very good work ethic, and an understanding of the awesome responsibility instilled in a prosecutor. Prior internships with involving criminal law (defense or prosecution), trial team, or litigation clinic is a plus, but not required. The starting salary for a member in good standing of the Florida Bar is $40,000. 00. Plus a robust benefits package with health benefits, dental benefits, paid annual leave, paid sick leave, paid state holidays, and a state retirement package. The starting salary for a CLI status graduate pending bar results is $32,632.32.

Office of the State Attorney – 15th Judicial Circuit (3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in West Palm Beach, FL).

Phelps Dunbar LLP (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The firm is seeking a recent graduate for the Insurance and Reinsurance practice group in the Tampa office. The preferred candidate will be licensed to practice in Florida. Must have strong research and writing skills and excellent academic credentials (top 25% required).  Our insurance and reinsurance practice consists of approximately 50 lawyers principally representing insurers in a broad range of capacities, including counseling on wordings, coverage, reinsurance, placing and regulatory matters and representation of insurers in litigation, arbitration and mediation.  These attorneys handle issues involved in policies of commercial liability,  professional indemnity, property, marine, energy, aviation, employment practices liability, and directors and officers liability.   The expertise of the group draws from long-term working partnerships with insurance and reinsurance clients, including over 50 years of service to the London Market.  Since our founding in New Orleans in 1853, Phelps Dunbar has successfully combined valuable traditions and progressive ideas to become one of the oldest and largest firms across the South. Our firm values practices that foster creative legal analysis and provide practical solutions to legal problems. Each of our five core practice groups – admiralty, business, litigation, labor and employment, and insurance and reinsurance – features attorneys well-versed in specific matters and industries that allow us to individually tailor our services to clients’ specific needs.  It is our priority to understand the unique aspects and background of our clients’ businesses to achieve their goals. We recognize the importance of thorough and efficient high-quality services and draw upon the various experience that our attorneys have attained in specific areas to best serve our client base.

Slater | Grant (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Wesley Chapel, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Slater | Grant, a fast-growing personal injury and business litigation law firm, is seeking a part-time associate for its office in Wesley Chapel. Job responsibilities include client intake, case evaluation, client interaction, research and writing, assistance with depositions, hearings, and trials, and other typical associate responsibilities. Depending on performance, experience, and the employee’s desire, there is an opportunity to transition into a full-time position over time.  Slater | Grant is a recently launched firm, formed by two hard-working, ambitious attorneys who came from large, well-known firms. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a successful firm in its early stages. Tremendous growth opportunities. Great location in north Tampa Bay – avoid the miserable commute to downtown/South Tampa. Willing to allow working remotely part of the time.  We are seeking self-motivated, “out of the box” thinkers who are eager, ambitious, and team players. We are looking for applicants who are willing to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and “buy in” to the firm and its success. This is not a position for someone merely seeking to collect a paycheck. This is a position for self-starters who are willing to put in the time, work, and energy necessary to be great. We work hard, but have a great, flexible working environment and are very family oriented.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (1Ls, 2Ls for Disney Vacation Club Management & Regulatory Affairs Internship and 3Ls and Recent Graduates for post-graduation Disney Vacation Club Management & Regulatory Affairs Internship (note that while this is an internship, this is technically titled as an “internship”, it is an excellent pathway into a full-time, permanent position in the Disney legal department) positions in its office(s) in Lake Buena Vista, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Disney Vacation Club is a vacation ownership program that’s not only flexible and affordable; it’s a convenient and cost-effective way for families to see the world—now and for years to come! Club Management and Regulatory Affairs is part of the Member Experiences and Club Management division of the Disney Vacation Club. Club Management enables/supports the marketing, sales, and operations of Disney Vacation Club (the time share business within Disney Parks and Resorts) by providing the following functions for the business: Compliance/Legal, Business Standards, Privacy, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Credit Underwriting, Contract Management, Member Administration, and Real Estate/Brokerage.  Club Management and Regulatory Affairs seeks a forward-thinking team member who is passionate about delivering a quality product, has a guest service orientation, enjoys working closely with business partners on both strategic and tactical challenges, is an effective problem solver, and results driven.The candidate should have a willingness to participate in and contribute to team projects related to state resort registrations and renewals, real estate licensing and document control. Also conduct legal research and assist with miscellaneous other projects and business initiatives.  Please note that the approximate dates of this internship are June 2018 through January 2019 (flexibility for bar study period for May graduating 3Ls).
NOTICE – This employer has a two-step application process and candidates must complete both steps:
(1) Apply through Symplicity using the “OCR” tab (Session: Spring 2018 – Session I); and
(2) Complete the application through the employer’s website:

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.