CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1976
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(Studio) American Bar Association ban against attorney advertising relaxed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Recent series of suits charges that ban is illegal restraint of competition and abridges freedom of speech. Sample legal ads. shown. [John GREY - says attys. and consumers ready. Ready to deliver qualified legal services to informed clients.] [Leroy JEFFERS - says let code of profession be rewritten by Supreme Court, not minority groups' pressure.] [SPOKESPERSON - calls for vote.] Ad. approved for bar association directories and yellow pgs. General media advertising rejected.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(Seattle, WA) Film shows advertisement placed by Seattle attorney [Attorney Richard SANDERS - cites objections he received to ad.]
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) State bars must okay ABA's resolution before advertising begun.
REPORTER: No reporter given (KIRO-TV) Fred Graham
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