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ABA Endorses Conditional Bar Admission

In case you missed it, the American Bar Association just wrapped up its midyear meeting in Los Angeles, where perhaps its most interesting action relating to law practice was its adoption of a model rule that would grant conditional bar admission to applicants with chemical dependency or mental health conditions. ABA Journal editor Edward A. Adams has this report on the measure, which would have to be adopted by individual states to take effect. Nineteen states and Puerto Rico already have adopted versions of a conditional admission rule, Adams writes. (Here is the draft version of the model rule; the commentary was revised during the ABA debate to leave it to states to decide whether to make public the conditional nature of the admission.)

In other actions this week, the ABA:

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on February 13, 2008 at 12:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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