Disability Groups Criticize Tweak To Fla. Bar Admission Rules

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 7:41 PM EST) -- Investigations into Florida Bar applicants' mental and substance abuse disorders must focus on whether any condition "may impair the ability to practice law," under rule changes approved Wednesday by the state's Supreme Court, but disability groups say the new language doesn't do enough to erase stigmas.

In comments filed jointly in response to the petition from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to amend Supreme Court rules relating to bar admissions, the groups Disability Rights Florida and Disability Independence Group Inc. said they agreed that the stigma attached to mental illness and past substance addiction needed to be eliminated, but argued...

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