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August 09, 2022

Impact of ABA resolution: Elimination of mental health questions for bar exam applicants

The success of Resolution 102 was presented to the House of Delegates on Aug. 9 during the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Introduced at Annual Meeting 2015, the House passed the measure, which urges bar authorities to eliminate questions about prospective lawyers’ mental health history, diagnoses or treatment; and instead urges questions that focus on a bar applicant’s ability to practice law in a competent, ethical and professional manner. ABA policy resulting from the passage of Resolution 102 has had a positive impact on law students around the country.

The video was presented by the House of Delegates’ Resolution and Impact Review Committee, which reviews the use, implementation and impact of House of Delegates’ resolutions that become ABA policy upon adoption.