Trial Lawyers Meet, 03/16/68: Attorneys gather for a convention. KHOU reporter Ron Pierce then acts a practicing attorney about the Reardon report. On February 19, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association adopted a set of disclosure guidelines for prosecutors, lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officials recommended by its Committee on Fair Trial and Free Press. Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Paul C. Reardon headed the committee. The suggested standards permitted the use of the name and age of the accused and the charge against him or her, but barred the release of potentially prejudicial information, such as the suspect's record, contents of a confession, or testimony of witnesses. The US Judicial Conference adopted the Reardon report as federal standard in September 1968. To implement the action in Texas, a joint committee representing the news media and the State Bar of Texas established its own series of guidelines. In its report released on October 3, 1969, the committee advised prohibiting attorneys from using the press "to express his opinions concerning the conduct or rulings of the judge, the findings of the jury, or the conduct of opposing counsel." Attorneys were also prohibited from abusing the media to "enhance or prejudice a pending case" or for "personal aggrandizement or self laudation." Rules regarding what attorneys can and cannot disclose were established in the Code of Professional Responsibility in 1971.