NY Bar Association to Study Mental Health Application Question

By Keshia Clukey

Bloomberg Law reported that NYSBA launched a task force June 10 to review the state’s bar application, making sure mental health treatment does not negatively affect admission. (may require subscription)

The New York State Bar Association launched a task force June 10 to review the state’s bar application, making sure mental health treatment does not negatively affect admission.

The panel, consisting of attorneys from different legal disciplines, will look to make recommendations on whether questions asking about mental health history, diagnosis, or treatment need to be reworded or removed from the application.

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