REMINDER: Fall 2017 OCR – Session H Application Closes Tonight (Tuesday, September 26) at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2017 OCR opportunities, Fall 2017 – Session H, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 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:

Bryant Miller Olive (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The multi-office, multi-state law firm of Bryant Miller Olive seeks a talented Law Clerk to help support the Public Finance practice group in our downtown Tampa office. Qualifications may include a background or interest in finance, local government, securities or tax; demonstrated computer skills including proficiency in MS Office and electronic research tools; ability to work independently and in a team environment; excellent proofreading and editing skills; effective communication skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and flexibility for occasional overtime. We offer paid-parking and holidays; business-casual work environment and “jeans-Friday.”

Eraclides Gelman (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 3Ls for Associate positions in its office(s) in Sarasota, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Regional law firm specializing in Workers’ Compensation defense. Competitive compensation package, excellent growth opportunity for someone with outgoing personality, good sense of humor and marketing skills.

Florida DCF – Children’s Legal Services (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions, 2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions, and 3Ls, LL.M (Advocacy), and Recent Graduates 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.

Frazier & Brown – Attorneys at Law (2Ls for Summer Associate positions, 2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions, and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
We are a full-service Real Estate, Business Law, Insurance, and Litigation law firm representing residential communities, homeowners associations, condominiums, businesses, banks, mortgage companies, title insurance companies, financial institutions, investors, and resorts.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin, P.C. (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Fort Lauderdale, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a professional corporation, was founded in 1962. We are very gratified that our growth, much of which has been client-driven, enables us to make available to our clients 500 lawyers working out of 20 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.  We are exclusively a defense litigation firm with our professional practices encompassing a broad spectrum of litigation matters.  Members of our firm have considerable experience handling high-profile and complex litigation, including class actions and mass tort matters.  The regional presence of our firm affords many advantages to our clients. One client detailed some of these advantages in the publication Of Counsel, where he expressed appreciation of our firm’s strategic locations in areas where his company has stores. He praised our ability to handle a wide variety of claims, ranging from fall downs and car damage claims to complex product liability matters.

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Miami, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Office of the Miami-Dade State Attorney prosecutes all criminal violations within its jurisdiction, which is the greater Miami area. While the number varies depending on the funding, the office generally hires an average of 60 Assistant State Attorneys each year. The great majority of these positions are entry level. Attorneys generally begin their employment in a training program lasting approximately two months and then proceed to trial division assignments. The office is staffed by over 300 attorneys and a support staff of approximately 900. The legal staff is approximately 50% female, and approximately 44% minority. The office provides a wide variety of criminal prosecution experience, including general misdemeanor and felony trial work, as well as assignment to specialized divisions. These specialized divisions include Sexual Battery, Career Criminal/Robbery, Senior Trial Counsel/Homicide, Economic Crimes, Domestic Crimes, Public Corruption and Racketeering/Organized Crime. Applicants should be interested in working in a large urban area in an office that has a very fast-paced working environment. We desire applicants who have demonstrated a strong interest in litigation/criminal law through their coursework and experience while in law school. Florida Bar admission is not a prerequisite to hiring. However, for those who are not members of the Florida Bar, certification under Chapter 11 of the Florida Bar Rules is strongly preferred. Those who do not meet these requirements may be considered; however, the opportunity for employment may be diminished and will be conditioned upon admission to the Florida Bar.  A demonstrated interest in litigation and/or criminal law through coursework and/or internships is preferred. Clinical participation is strongly preferred.

National Notary of America (Recent Graduates for General Counsel positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Looking for General Counsel to handle real estate as well as business transactions for family business. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job functions, occasionally directed in several different aspects of work. Focusing on technology and media for e-commerce education company. Must have experience and be familiar in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Online Business regulations, Privacy, Censorship, Internet Defamation, Copy Rights, Labor Employment, Leases, Litigation is a must. This is a full time in house position.

Office of the State Attorney – 4th Judicial Circuit (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 3Ls for Assistant State Attorney positions in its office(s) in Jacksonville, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes committed in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties.

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.

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:
State Attorney Office, Assistant State Attorney Position.  This position involves trial litigation representing the State of Florida in criminal matters involving misdemeanor and felony offenses within Palm Beach County, Florida.

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.

Peterson & Myers, P.A. (2Ls for Summer Associate positions in its office(s) in Lakeland, FL and Winter Haven, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
While we have adapted to clients’ needs and to changing business climates, the principles upon which Peterson & Myers was founded have never wavered. We remain dedicated to quality – and to providing our clients with a personal, individualized approach to legal representation.  Since we first opened our doors in 1948, the firm has taken pride in our hands-on approach to clients’ business matters. By working closely with clients, our attorneys develop longstanding relationships – avoiding the impersonal atmosphere that often exists in larger firms.  In short, Peterson & Myers offers the resources and capabilities of a larger firm, with the accessibility and personal touch of a smaller firm – giving clients “the best of both worlds” to meet their needs in today’s highly competitive business environment.  The attorneys at Peterson & Myers are deeply committed to the communities in which they live and work. Many of our attorneys were born or raised in Central Florida. As active participants in various programs and organizations, members of the firm have risen to leadership positions and have personal relationships with many other community leaders.

Phelps Dunbar LLP (Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Phelps Dunbar LLP, a regional law firm, is seeking an attorney for the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance practice group in the Tampa office. Must have excellent writing and research skills and strong academic credentials (top 25% required), journal or moot court preferred. The position offers competitive salary and benefits.

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 Marine Corps Judge Advocate (2Ls, 3Ls, and Recent Graduates for Judge Advocate positions in its offices worldwide). The employer has provided the following information:
To practice law is a privilege. To practice law as a Marine Officer is a distinction reserved for the few who have what it takes, mentally, morally and physically, to become a leader of Marines. While you will most likely serve as a prosecutor or defense counsel during your first tour, you will also have the opportunity during your career to practice operational law, family law, environmental law, labor law and international law. In addition to your legal responsibilities, you may eventually have the opportunity to serve in billets outside the legal field, to include commanding your own unit. If you prove yourself worthy, you will not only serve in the field of law, but you will serve your country as an officer in the United States Marines.

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA (3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Wenzel Fenton Cabassa practices employment law with an emphasis on representing employees. Law clerks assist in preparing demand letters and initial pleading and discovery documents.

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.