UPDATED – New Jobs Available! Fall 2017 OCR – Session F Application Open Until Tuesday, August 29 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Fall 2017 OCR opportunities, Fall 2017 – Session F, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 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:

Added 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.” Note – This employer is continuing collection from Session D and candidates who applied in Session D need not apply again as your materials will be considered equally with candidates who apply during this session.

Bankers Financial Corporation (2Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
This position is for a fall internship with an in-house legal department for a financial services and insurance holding company based in St. Petersburg, Florida. This position would report to the Associate General Counsel and will involve legal research and analysis on a variety of general corporate law, regulatory compliance, and other topics.  From its start in 1976 as a Property & Casualty and Surety carrier, Bankers has grown to encompass an array of businesses, known collectively as Bankers Financial Corporation. Today, BFC companies serve the insurance industry, homeowners, business owners, the criminal justice system, builders and investors, protecting the interests of people and businesses across the country, ensuring dreams and securing tomorrows.  Note – This employer is continuing collection from Session E and candidates who applied in Session E need not apply again as your materials will be considered equally with candidates who apply during this session.

BaskinFleece (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
BaskinFleece is a trusts and estates law firm centrally located in Pinellas County, just minutes from the courthouses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa. The firm’s primary geographic practice, however, encompasses all of the west coast of Florida, and anywhere in the state of Florida. The firm primarily deals with controversies involving estates, trusts, wills and guardianships in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. BaskinFleece routinely deals with estate planning and litigation matters, including issues concerning the validity of wills and trusts, breach of fiduciary duty, lack of capacity, spousal rights, creditors’ rights and anything related to wills, trusts and guardianships. The vast experience in dealing with and resolving these specific issues has given the firm a wealth of knowledge – which other less involved firms may not have. It is that knowledge base that sets BaskinFleece apart from the other firms and attorneys practicing in estate planning and wills, plus trust and probate litigation and related areas of law. BaskinFleece handles trust litigation, probate litigation, and guardianship litigation cases in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, and throughout Florida, from the pre-suit stages – including mediation – all the way through trial, both jury and non-jury, and at the appellate level, if necessary. In addition, the firm assists clients with estate planning from the drafting of a simple will to complex tax planning and wealth transfer matters for high-asset estates. BaskinFleece handles all aspects of probate and trust administration as well, accomplishing the process capably, competently, and in a timely fashion for the benefit of heirs, beneficiaries and all parties involved.

Department of Navy, Office of the General Counsel (2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in the Washington, DC area). The employer has provided the following information:
The General Counsel is the principal legal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, and OGC attorneys assist the General Counsel in providing legal services to the Secretary, staff, and personnel throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel consists of more than 700 civilian attorneys (of whom 700 are civilian employees of the Department), practicing in areas such as acquisition law, fiscal law, litigation, environmental law, real property law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, patent law, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and construction law.

Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service (2Ls for Summer Legal Program positions and 3Ls for Honors Program positions in its office(s) in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, NY Metro Area (Newark/Manhattan/Long Island), Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.). The employer has provided the following information:
With the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) as its client and around 1,500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer of tax attorneys in the country. In addition, our General Legal Services Division hires attorneys for non-tax positions, as well. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided in Chief Counsel is unlike any other. We have approximately 600 attorneys located in our National Office in Washington, DC and 900 attorneys in field offices throughout the US.  Chief Counsel attorneys provide top-quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation’s tax laws. Chief Counsel field attorneys litigate interesting and challenging issues that range from taxation of individuals to complex international entities. Attorneys in the field find themselves working on exciting and challenging issues involving litigation, corporate law, criminal tax law, disclosure law and international taxation.  Chief Counsel attorneys in the National Office draft regulations and rulings, and provide legal guidance to taxpayers, the IRS and the Treasury and Justice Departments. Attorneys have an extraordinary opportunity to develop expertise and sharpen technical skills. Furthermore, both field and National Office attorneys have the opportunity to work with a variety of tax practitioners and distinguish themselves within the greater tax and legal communities.  Working as an attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel offers a unique opportunity to serve the public interest by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the Federal tax laws without bias in favor of either the taxpayer or the government.  In addition, one of our business units, General Legal Services, focuses on personnel and labor law. This business unit is the part of Chief Counsel responsible for providing legal advice on, and litigating, non-tax administrative law issues such as EEO matters, labor and employee relations, personnel matters, ethics, procurement, fiscal and appropriations law and laws relating to information technology management.

Office of the Public Defender (Recent Graduates for Assistant Public Defender positions in its office(s) in Clearwater, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Assistant Public Defenders are criminal defense trial attorneys who represent indigent clients accused of crimes in Florida Criminal Courts. The 6th Circuit Public Defender has offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey and Dade City.

Vecchio, Carrier, Feldman & Johannessen, PA (2Ls and 3Ls for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
VCFJ Law is an Insurance Defense firm which specializes in Workers’ Compensation Defense. Our Workers’ Compensation Defense Department represents insurance carriers, self-insured employers, governmental entities and third-party administrators in the defense of workers’ compensation claims statewide. We are looking for a part-time school year law clerk in the firm’s Tampa Office. We are flexible with class schedules. Job duties include conducting legal research, preparing memos, case management and discovery management.

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. This fall, we are seeking a 2L, 3L, or 4L part-time or full-time student who would join us as a law clerk and would be able to work for two full days each week except Fridays, between the hours of 9 and 5, with some flexibility given for travel time to the law school in the afternoons.

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.