Dont Ask About Mental Health on Bar Application (Editorial)

By Gazette Editorial Board

The Daily Gazette (Schenectady) mentioned the NYSBA’s efforts to remove Question 34 on mental health from the bar admission application.

What do you do about a legal requirement that promotes discrimination, discourages young people from joining a profession, possibly violates federal law, discourages people from getting necessary treatment, and which has proven to be an ineffective approach to the problem it was intended to address?

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