NY Bar To Reassess Applicant Mental Health Questionnaire

Law360 (June 10, 2019, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The New York State Bar Association said Monday it will create a "blue-ribbon" task force to consider whether bar application questions that may discourage law students from seeking mental health treatment should be dropped.

In a letter announcing the formation of the task force, state bar President Henry Greenberg of Greenberg Traurig LLP told the Committee on Disability Rights, the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, the Young Lawyers Section and other bar groups that law school is a time "marked by extreme stress, anxiety, overwhelming expectations, and financial uncertainty." But many law students are not getting treatment out of...

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