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New Hampshire will longer ask aspiring lawyers about their mental health history in order to pass the bar.

The state court system joins Massachusetts, New York and a handful of other jurisdictions that have recently made the change.

New Hampshire’s decision comes from the committee of lawyers that judges what’s known as the character and fitness of people who want to practice law in the state.

They say they’ll continue to consider applicants’ past conduct. But they’ll no longer ask about history, diagnosis, or treatment or mental health or substance use problems.