New Jobs Available! Spring 2018 OCR – Session J Application Open Until Wednesday, March 7 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:

Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A. (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls for Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
AV rated 34 year old Clearwater trust, business and tax law firm seeks detail oriented and responsible law clerk with background or interest in one or more of the above areas and good writing skills.  Hours and responsibilities can be flexible.  Compensation will be $20 an hour.

Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A. (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate in its office(s) in Boca Raton, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga is an aggressive, ethical and results-driven law firm committed to representing accident and serious injury victims in various states. Our primary goal is to achieve the most favorable outcome for our clients, who have the absolute right to receive the maximum compensation for their injuries. Since establishing the firm in 2003, we have recovered in excess of $100 million on behalf of thousands of our injured clients. At the Law Offices of Kanner & Pintaluga, we never represent big corporations, insurance companies, product manufacturers or government establishments. On the contrary, we only fight for the rights of injured victims and their families.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos (2Ls and 3Ls for Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Tampa Bay law firm focusing exclusively on criminal law (DUI, misdemeanor, felony, and driving cases such as speeding tickets and driving while licenses suspended, no valid driver’s license) seeks law clerks to help work on case files and assist in working up each case, all the while meeting and interacting with clients.  Typical duties will include conducting case reviews with clients, conducting new case consultations, answering phones and speaking with actual clients as well as doing intake over the phone and in person with potential clients who are calling off of print and internet advertising, such as my website, Yelp, Avvo, etc., writing various legal documents and Motions (such as Motions to Suppress a Stop, Motions to Suppress evidence), drafting and editing retainer agreements, client communication letters, case status letters, plea offer letters, notice of hearings, notices of appearances; and, legal research (finding cases that are similar to the law firm’s real cases, and applying and arguing this case law to the law firm’s real cases for the benefit of the client and to protect the client’s constitutional rights).  Prior to opening his own practice, Stephen C. Maltezos was an Assistant State Attorney with the Hillsborough county State Attorney’s office (working as a CLI [certified legal intern] and a prosecutor from 2007-2010).

Office of the Public Defender – 18th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender 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.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

Office of the Public Defender – 20th Judicial Circuit (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its office(s) in Fort Myers, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide highly efficient and professional representation to our clients. Du ties include, but are not limited to: a) accepting, researching, and preparing each case efficiently and expeditiously; b) advising and counseling each client regarding plea offers, client’s rights and options, strategies, sentencing, appellate rights, etc.; c) establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with each client, family, witness, and court personnel; d) maintaining open lines of communications with clients and their families, witnesses, and court personnel; e) involving investigators, interns and other support staff appropriately; f) seeking assistance from experts appropriate to the case; g) demonstrating maturity and a professional demeanor at all times; h) exercising sound judgment to achieve desired results; i) handling emergency assignments when needed; j) attending and participating in training seminars, division meetings, and staffing sessions; k) abide by all Public Defender policies and procedures outlined in manual including but not limited to attendance, punctuality and professional dress code; and l) performing other related work as required. Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

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.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

Office of the State Attorney – 15th Judicial Circuit (3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in West Palm Beach, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
This position involves trial litigation representing the State of Florida in criminal matters involving misdemeanor and felony offenses within Palm Beach County, Florida. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for trial preparation including victim and witness contact, preparation of discovery, attending depositions and formulating a trial strategy with the arresting officer and senior attorneys. An Assistant State Attorney is responsible for advocating the State’s position in all court hearings, trial and sentencing. Assistant State Attorneys are also required to assist with training law enforcement and educating the public on matters of public safety.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

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.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.

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.  Note – This is a continued collection from prior Spring 2018 – Session(s) and candidates who applied previously should not apply again.  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: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/lake-buena-vista/disney-vacation-club-management-and-regulatory-affairs-internship-2018/391/7080353

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.