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Why Admissions Questions on Mental Health Matter to Us All [LGE 128]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Release Date: 09/22/2020

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Megan recently spoke at Vanderbilt Law School, and here are some of the highlights from her talk.

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We all spend way too much time on screens, but how does that impact our mental health? Quite terribly, it turns out. Tune in for more on why it's harmful and what we can do about it - for kids and adults.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

It is easy once you're admitted to dismiss the mental health questions asked on admissions applications, but this Kentucky woman's story highlights why all lawyers should be concerned by the process.

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Lawyers sometimes get more work than we need, want, or can handle. What's the best way to handle this situation ethically?

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

A niche, or narrow, law practice might sound risky, but it's actually a fantastic way to build a rewarding practice.  Lyndosha Jamison has created a niche for herself that is exciting professionally and financially successful.  Join Megan as she interviews Lyndosha to learn how. 

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Florida heard my episode, and how do you disclose criminal past on a character and fitness application?

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Lawyers Gone Ethical

Moving across state lines brings enough headaches. A bar exam should not be one! Here are ways to move and continue practicing law.

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Kenneth shares his powerful story of how he became a drug addict, an alcoholic, got disbarred, and eventually, found his way to recovery.

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An episode specifically for those who intended to take the July 2020 Bar exam. Let's talk about how to cope in these uncertain times.

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If your kids will be home this fall, it's time to plan so the ad hoc way we lived when the pandemic first began can give way to something more organized.

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More Episodes

We know the profession has a mental health crisis.  We have serious concerns about bars asking applicants about their mental health. But do we really understand the position these questions can put an applicant in?  

In this episode, Megan discusses and (in a first on this show) reads out loud the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky's decision in Doe v. Supreme Court of Kentucky.  Doe applied for licensure after seeking mental health treatment, and Kentucky "put her through the ringer", eventually admitting her 994 days after she applied.  Then she sued for how she had been treated - and was dismissed from court, largely on standing grounds.  This episode highlights why all lawyers should care about what is happening int he admissions process, and Megan urges everyone to get involved.

Resources Mentioned:
Lawyers Gone Ethical with Jordan Couch on the Bar Exam

Jordan Couch's analysis of the efficacy of the bar exam

Court opinion

Article about this case


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