Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 10, 1976 · Page 33
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TUESDAY, F E B R U A R Y 10, 1976 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N Murder suspect n I suspect nan on lawyer advertising may end arrested SHERYL R. KORNMAN mfi nt h« i*- ,_. *^ f Food power 'gap closing By SHERYL R. KORNMAN ClUiM Bun Wriler Arizona's lawyers may join Ihe ranks of some chiropractors and dentists who buy newspaper space and television time to attract clients. The prospect of such a radical move has lawyers -- especially older ones -- in a tizzy over the pros and cons of liberalizing their century-old code of ethics. The American Bar Association's Code of Professional Responsibility currently forbids any form of self promotion. To meet Saturday The national bar association's House of Delegates, which is comprised of state bar representatives from throughout the nation, is scheduled to meet in Chicago Saturday for the decisive vote on a proposed revision of the code. As it is now written, the proposal, which has come briefly before state and county bar associations, would allow lawyers to advertise their specialization (criminal defense, malpractice, divorce) and fee scale. Consumer groups, which have filed lawsuits against bar associations in two states to force the issue, say prospective clients have a right to know how much they can expect a lawyer to charge them for certain standard services, and who specializes in what. The Constitution promises equal protection under, the law, but access to that protection, through sometimes mysterious and costly legal channels, doesn't exactly fill the bill, consumer advocates argue. The U.S. Justice Depart- ment has been applying "tremendous pressure" at the national level for a change in the bar's code of ethics, said Arizona-Bar Association Pres ident Mark Harrison. Harrison took part in December in a national bar conference that was to educate state bar representatives so they could go back to their states and come up with a recommendation on the proposed revision for the ABA's meeting. Harrison said lie was told that Justice Department lawyers see the current ban on advertising and soliciting for clients as anti-competitive, a restraint on fair trade and a violation of anti-trust laws. The prospect of allowing advertising in a profession that opposed any sort of commercialism, he said, has caught many lawyers by surprise. 'Unknown evils' Some feel it challenges the dignity of the profession. Many fear that "unknown evils" will How from it. Others say it would be impossible to enforce, and assume that if it is adopted, "the sky will fat! in," Harrison said, "but nobody knows for sure if that's going to happen." Harrison said a lot of lawyers just don't feel comfortable endorsing the proposal without having more time to consider it. That point of view is reflected in the Pima County Bar Association's "no" vote on the proposal last month. Most county and stale bar groups, like Pima County's, didn't have time to bring the , issue before their full mem- I berships because of the ABA's timetable, and so each group's executive board vote on be- half of its general membership. , Harrison said Tucson attorney Ann Bowen has written to him, meanwhile to say that many lawyers in Southern Arizona don't share the official position of the Pima County Bar. Harrison, who said he respects her opinion, said nevertheless that some members of the bar have registered with him their violent opposition to a change in the lawyers' code of conduct. Some of them are against any modification of it. Others said they could live with a few minor alterations. They wouldn't mind listing Iheir specialties, some biographical data (where and when they earned their law degrees) and special abilities, such as "bilingual." They do not want to publish how much they charge. One suggestion, that the bar association itself publish a booklet listing some of this data, really wouldn't help much, in Harrison's view. Such a bar-controlled publication would be ill-received by consumer groups and government lawyers for the same reasons they object to lawyers in private practice not publicizing their fees. Allowing lawyers to select from their credentials the information they would include in this type of booklet doesn't provide for much public accountability. As it stands, the proposed code revision is thorough in its attempt to remove the restraint against any sort of advertising while taking precautions to prevent the sort of misleading and deceptive advertising that caused one Tucson chiropractor to have his license suspended recently. The proposed revision wouldn't allow advertising that includes an endorsement by a satisfied customer, nor would it allow statements that would be likely to create "unjustified expectations of favorable results." It also would ban advertising "likely to appeal primarily to a lay person's fears, greed, desires for revenge or similar emotions." Harrison, who serves on the national bar's standing committee on professional discipline, said a lot of very responsible lawyers fear the code revision would "wildly aggravate" the public feeling that "lawyers are just out for a buck." He feels personally, however, that only a small percentage of the nation's lawyers would abuse a repeal of the ban on advertising and assume an "anything goes" attitude. EDMONTON, Canada (AP) -- Canadian police have captured Leonard Peltier, one of the FBI's 10 most-wanted suspects, in a remote area of west-central Alberta province. Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that Peltier, 31, was arrested w i t h Frank Black Horse, 27, of Cherokee, N.C., about 160 miles west of here after two weeks of investigation at several Alberta locations, Peltier is wanted by American authorities on murder charges stemming from the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota last June. He and American Indian M o v e m e n t leader Dennis Banks were sought last November in Oregon. Banks was arrested last month near San Francisco. W A S H I N G T O N ( A P ) American factory workers continue to enjoy better food purchasing power than their counterparts in 13 foreign countries, but the gap closed a bit last year, according to figures published by the Agriculture Department. The figures show that Americans had to work longer on the average to eat last year than in 1974, while the average in other countries declined. The report said U.S. industrial workers on the average spent two hours and 16 minutes on the job to earn enough to buy a nine-item list of groceries in 1975, up 47.8 per cent, compared with a rate of one hour and 32 minutes in 197-1. Samplings made in 13 foreign countries showed that factory workers there averaged four hours and 34 m i n - utes to buy the same amount of food. That was down 5.5 per cent from a 1974 rate of four hours and 50 minutes. These averages mean the foreign workers had to put in more than twice as much time as American workers to pay for the- same food. Brought down to a sirloin steak, the figures mean t h a t a U.S. worker averaged about 26 minutes on the job last year to pay for one pound of sirloin, while a Japanese wage-earner worked six hours and '£ min- utes. In Argentina, however, a worker spent 11 minutes to earn enough to buy a one- pound sirloin. 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Being in first place nationally is nothing new for him, he's won this award nine times in his career, in 1974, Joe was designated The Equilable's National Honor Agent -- an annual award for excellence in professional and community activities. With The Equitable since 1957, Joe has consistently been in the forefront of The Equitable's sales force. He earned membership in the Hall of Fame for bringing more than $1,000,000 in life insurance protection to his clients in each of 10 years and, for repealing thai performance five more limes, he won the Superior Achievement Award. A Chartered Life Underwriter since 1966, Joe is also a Life and Qualifying member of both The Equitable's Order of Excalibur and the insurance industry's Million Dollar Round Table. Among his many professional and civic involvements, he is a director of the Tucson CLU Association and the Tucson Museum of Art, where he also serves as its Treasurer. He also is a captain of the Heart Fund and Ihe Cancer Society. 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