NY Law Deans Join NYSBA Effort to Remove Mental Health Questions from Character and Fitness Exam

By Lauren Sharkey

The ABA’s Before the Bar Blog published Young Lawyers Section Chair Lauren Sharkey on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health.

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is working to remove the questions about mental health from the Character and Fitness examination to join the bar. I was part of the NYSBA Working Group on Mental Health that determined that the questions had an adverse impact on law school students.

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