Dinowitz Wants to Remove Mental Health Question

By MICHAEL HINMAN

The Riverdale Press mentioned the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health’s recent report.

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has joined forces with state Sen. Brad Hoylman to correct some of the questions the state asks to new attorneys looking to practice law in New York when it comes to gender and mental health.

A report released last August by the New York State Bar Association revealed that more than half the law students surveyed by the bar would prefer mental health issues to be kept private, and not considered as part of an application to practice law, according to an Assembly staff analysis of the bill.

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