Professionalism: A Re-Affirmation of Why We Do What We Do

Legal Area:        Ethics Professional Responsibility ALL
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        1.50
Registration Fee:        $35.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        10/31/2018

** available any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through end date above **, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE program in the subject area of legal ethics. The practice of law should be a satisfying and rewarding career ... and yet, we are inundated with reports of a decline in professionalism and an increase in career dissatisfaction among lawyers. During this seminar, Mr. James A. Reeder will present steps an attorney can take to help foster a sense that practicing law for a living can be satisfying, worthwhile, and enjoyable while still sustaining the professionalism that has historically defined the practice of law. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on February 03, 2017. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

    • The Meaning of Professionalism

    • Self-Regulation

    • New York Lawyer's Code

    • The Texas Lawyer's Creed & Obligation

    • Lawyer as Public Citizen

    • Professionalism in Practice

The speaker for this course is James A. Reeder, Jr., who is a Partner with the firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.  Mr. Reeder has extensive experience litigating antitrust and complex commercial cases. His antitrust practice extends to many industries, including the chemical, health care, commercial aviation, energy, and entertainment industries. He has advised clients on, and tried cases involving, claims of price-fixing, group boycott, exclusive dealing, tying, monopolization, discriminatory pricing, and conspiracy. Mr. Reeder has also handled matters and tried cases involving claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, RICO, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices, and violations of federal and state securities laws. He was one of the leaders of the trial team that successfully developed the current law on material adverse effect clauses in mergers.

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1989
Harvard University, A.B. with honors, 1984

Chambers USA, Antitrust (Texas), 2010−2017
Legal 500 U.S., Antitrust, 2009 and 2012−2017
The Best Lawyers in America©
(Woodward/White, Inc.), “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation−Mergers & Acquisitions (Houston), 2013 and 2017
The Best Lawyers in America©
(Woodward/White, Inc.), Antitrust Law, 2005−2017; Commercial Litigation, 2011−2017; Litigation–Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014—2017
Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, "Local Litigation Star" in Texas, 2012−2018
Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004–2017
Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" in Houstonia Magazine's Top Lawyers list, 2016
Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.); Competition, 2016

An extensive biography for Mr. Reeder may be found on his firm's website.


This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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