New York State’s court system will remove questions about mental health history from its bar application, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday.
After debate and study, the court system plans to revise the application, DiFiore said in her 2020 State of Our Judiciary address.
“The amended application will no longer ask intrusive questions about a candidate’s mental health conditions or treatment history,” she said in her prepared remarks. “Instead, the application will focus on disclosure of behavior and conduct that is relevant to a candidate’s fitness to practice law.”
The presence of mental health questions on the bar exam, ...