Bloomberg Law
June 10, 2019, 8:54 PM

N.Y. Bar Association to Study Mental Health Application Question

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

The New York State Bar Association launched a task force June 10 to review the state’s bar application, making sure mental health treatment does not negatively affect admission.

The panel, consisting of attorneys from different legal disciplines, will look to make recommendations on whether questions asking about mental health history, diagnosis, or treatment need to be reworded or removed from the application.

The association hopes to have the recommendations in prior to the November meeting of its policymaking body, and would then submit them to the state court system, association President Henry M. Greenberg said.

The New York Unified Court ...

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