More Jewish Lawyers May Be Readmitted

An unconfirmed report states that the Cabinet may decide to raise the percentage of Jewish lawyers who may be readmitted to practice. Instead of fixing the number of Jewish lawyers in relation to the proportion of Jews in the whole country, it will be fixed in relation to the number of Jews in Berlin alone, and each community throughout Germany may be permitted to fix its own proportion of lawyers to be readmitted.

The readmission, thus far, of thirty-five Jewish lawyers in the Berlin district, has caused considerable difficulty, in view of the fact that many more Jewish lawyers are war-veterans and were wounded, were practicing law before August 1, 1914, or are sons or fathers of men who fell in action in the war. Objections have been raised by the Association of Lawyers, Notaries and Clerks, pointing out that the vast majority of the thirty-five to forty thousand employees of Jewish lawyers are not Jews.

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