NYs Law School Deans Ask Court Officials to Remove Mental Health Question for Attorney Applicants

By Dan M. Clark

The New York Law Journal reported on the Working Group on Attorney Mental Health and its report. (may require subscription)

The deans of almost every law school in New York state have now publicly called, for the first time, for state court officials to administratively remove a question from the application for admission to the state bar that asks prospective attorneys about their mental health.

In a brief letter sent to state court officials, 14 deans of the 15 law schools in New York state said the inquiry should be stripped from the state’s application.

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