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Seepan V. Parseghian to Receive the Houston Bar Association President’s Award
May 19, 2022
Seepan V. Parseghian received the Houston Bar Association President’s Award for his outstanding service as a co-chair of the HBA Professionalism Committee in 2021-2022. Seepan and his co-chairs were recognized at the HBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting on May 19, 2022.
Each year, the HBA President awards the HBA President’s Award to select HBA committee and section leaders for their exceptional service and dedication to the Houston legal community and legal profession. As co-chairs of the HBA Professionalism Committee, they accomplished the following:
- Under the leadership of co-chairs Hon. Julie Countiss, Texas First Court of Appeals; Seepan Parseghian, Beck Redden LLP; and Michael Reeder, Cadwell, Clonts, Reeder & Thomas, LLP, the Professionalism Committee focused on mentorship, career development, and professionalism through various programs this year.
- The committee hosted its Winter Ethics CLE Conference in December titled “Top Tips to Avoid Disciplinary Proceedings & Handle ‘Pink Flag’ Clients,” featuring HBA President Jennifer Hasley, Melisa Jordan from the State Bar of Texas Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, and Doug Richmond from Aon Professional Services. Moderated by Seepan Parseghian, the hybrid event was attended by approximately 200 people.
- The committee organized its Mentorship Kick-Off Breakfast in February, featuring panelists Amy Sladczyk Hancock, Director of Legal Talent at McDowell Hetherington, and Anne Heaviside, Managing Director at Engle, Lindsley & Regan, LLC.
- The committee planned and presented the HBA’s annual Texas Day of Civility in the Law in April, with two panels featuring Hon. Dawn Rogers, Hon. Richard Hightower, Fermeen Fazal, Michael G. Navarro, Sabrina Jiwani, and Chauntelle R. Wood. The program also offered 2 hours of MCLE ethics credit.
- Through its Mentor Program, which matches experienced attorneys with new lawyers to provide guidance as they begin their careers, the committee facilitated the pairing of numerous mentors and mentees in various practice areas.
Receiving the HBA President’s Award is first and foremost a reflection of the hard work and contributions made by my fellow HBA Professionalism Committee co-chairs and members. This award also reminds me of how readily the Houston legal community and Beck Redden have embraced and encouraged me since I moved here six years ago with opportunities to serve the Houston Bar. Serving such an accomplished and dedicated community of lawyers as chair of various HBA sections and committees has been rewarding and an honor.
– Seepan V. Parseghian