Christian George of Jacksonville was sworn in as president-elect of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. His presidential term begins in June 2018.
George is president of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and has been on The Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors for five years.
George is a partner at Akerman, where he focuses on business litigation and bankruptcy. He is a “double Gator,” having graduated with a B.A. (2004) and J.D. (2007) from the University of Florida. His wife, Whitney, is a professor of psychology.
When George was elected as YLD president-elect designate this year, he said plans for his presidential term include encouraging a healthy work-life balance among young lawyers, supporting diversity in the legal profession, and keeping abreast of technological advances.
“We have vast resources that we’ve developed over the years that unfortunately people don’t access as much as we’d hoped,” he also said about future goals. “So [we plan] to market those resources and to continue to build those resources for new lawyers, and those who continue to come out of law school.”