Medical Disclosures

Colorado law students applying to become lawyers will no longer be asked whether they have been hospitalized for emotional or mental health problems.

The conditions are part of a settlement announced yesterday.

The American Civil Liberties Union first challenged the question on behalf of University of Denver law students.

The ACLU argued the question violated bar applicants' right to privacy and wasn't necessary to determine if they were fit to practice law.

Students also don't have to reveal information about situational counseling, such as grief or relationship counseling.

The settlement ends a four-year legal battle between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Colorado Board of Law Examiners.


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