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LWV Jacksonville First Coast Speaker Series: Effective Citizenship Engagement
Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
Monthly Speaker Series
Join us virtually to hear from attorney Chris Hand on effective citizen engagement with government.
Chris Hand is a Jacksonville native with a long record of public, civic, and legal service. He currently leads a Florida strategic government law firm providing strategic counsel and litigation support to help businesses, other organizations, and individuals seek opportunities and solve challenges with government. Specific practice areas include infrastructure, public-private partnerships, economic development, procurement, government litigation, local government counsel and election law.
Hand graduated from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. He was honored with the Daily Princetonian Award for efforts to reform the university’s then century-old Honor Code. Hand later graduated from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. The law school student body elected him as president of the student bar association. Hand also served as a research assistant to former Florida Governor and U.S. Representative Buddy MacKay and was a member of the Moot Court team.
Hand is an author and speaker who has provided political, legal, and governmental analysis for local media. He has been active in Leadership Florida in Cornerstone Class 36, as Co-Chair of the Special Council on Equity, Equality and Justice and on the Northeast Region Council. Hand is a member of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute Board of Advisors, Leadership Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Bar Association. An enthusiastic hiker who loves the outdoors, he lives in Jacksonville with his wife and two children.