Cyprys lawyer guilty of misconduct

VETERAN Melbourne lawyer Alex Lewenberg has been found guilty of professional misconduct for telling a child sex abuse victim that Jews should not help police prosecute other Jews.

A judgment by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) condemned Lewenberg’s conduct after finding that on two occasions the high-profile criminal lawyer had told the victim Jews should not inform on other Jews to the authorities.

In her judgment, VCAT Judge Pamela Jenkins found Lewenberg “believes that fellow Jews should ‘stick together’ and not assist the secular authorities one against another”.

She ruled such a view “is antithetical to the principle of equality before the law, so fundamental to a democratic society such as Australia”.

Read full report in The Australian Jewish News