DOJ: bar examiners improperly discriminate on basis of sanity

by Walter Olson on February 14, 2014

Client protection be damned: “Asking would-be lawyers standard questions about their mental health, including their history of diagnosis and treatment, could violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.” [ABA Journal]

{ 5 comments }

1 John Fembup 02.14.14 at 7:58 am

Maybe the answers to those questions are necessary so lawyers can buy guns?

2 Boblipton 02.14.14 at 10:13 am

Is it discriminating against the crazy? Looks like every lawyer I deal with is insane.

Bob

3 Jack Olson 02.14.14 at 12:54 pm

The lawyers at the DOJ civil rights division are afraid that if you forbid crazy people to practice law, they’ll all lose their licenses.

4 Canvasback 02.14.14 at 8:55 pm

Well then, this is probably relevant:

Comedians have ‘high levels of psychotic traits’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25747068

5 Bumper 02.16.14 at 9:42 pm

Typically the Holder led DOJ has it backwards. You have to be a little crazy to practice law in Louisiana. We send all the “sane” ones to either coast. God that little whipper snapper Napoleon!

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