Momentum Builds for Allowing NY Bar Applicants to Keep Mental Health History Secret

By Susan DeSantis

The New York Law Journal reported that President Greenberg launched a blue-ribbon task force to determine if the state should remove questions about mental health disorders from applications for the bar. (may require subscription)

“Time in law school is marked by extreme stress, anxiety, overwhelming expectations and financial uncertainty,” New York Bar Association President Henry Greenberg said in a call to action. “Many students admit they are not seeking help because they are concerned that doing so will negatively impact their bar admission.”

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