I am an attorney licensed to practice law in three states. I am a staff attorney at a legal services program. I am a graduate of Harvard Law School. And I have bipolar disorder.
I took the New York and Massachusetts bar exams after graduation. The only health-related questions those bar examining committees asked were whether I had any condition that impacted — or, if untreated, could impact — my ability to practice law. I indicated I had bipolar disorder and that I was in treatment. There was no required follow-up, and I was admitted to both Bars.
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