Whatever else they amounted to, the A.B.A.'s new guidelines were evidence that the organization, once considered rather immobile, is trying to move with the times. Among other instances, the delegates:
> Approved a $10,000 study of pre-paid legal insurance, which would provide for some legal expenses in much the same way that medical insurance covers doctors' fees.
> Agreed to take part in a $1.5 million tutoring and scholarship program, funded partly by the Office of Economic Opportunity, that is designed to encourage Negroes and other minority group students to go into the law.
> Ignored a report by a committee of...