I wonder if the WT will settle run of the mill cases after Conti.
Hard to say. They are a bunch of pompous idiots who feel that no matter what, God is behind them. I think they will do whatever they percieve is best for them. Legally, I'm sure attorneys will be looking at how they defend themselves with a bit of ridicule at the WT. Ego is driving them to fight. Fortunately they chose to fight, which set a legal precident, rather than paying and burying this from the news.
There is no reason for an elder to call WT Legal. If they have doubts, they should seek counsel from a local lawyer who will be professionally responsible to the elder.
There is no reason for an elder to rely on WT legal. The WT has no obligation to the individual elder. They won't send an attorney to defend them. Any elder who precided over a judicial meeting in the last 25 years regarding a pedo should seek legal help as an individual. It's only a matter of time before the courts start sanctioning these elders for what they didn't do.