Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Should Lawyers and Bar Applicants Be Required to Disclose Their Depression?

From the Crime & Federalism blog:

Has Connecticut gone mad? It sure seems so, as they are now requiring applicants to its state bar to disclose whether or not they are depressed. Specifically, applicants are now required to answer this question:

During the last ten years, have you been treated for any of the following: ... major depressive mood disorder ..."

What do you all think? Should an applicant be required to disclose this? Does the public need protection for someone who has suffered depression?

1 comment:

Lisa Joynes-Curry said...

How ridiculous. How can any depression suffered several years prior, have any bearing on he present. I could understand if it was very recent but otherwise -crazy