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The BC Law Society has decided not to take any further action against prominent lawyer Terry La Liberte, because he's addressed his alcoholism in a meaningful way.
The Law Society began investigating after La Liberte assaulted several people during a drunken argument with a female acquitance in November of 2011.
He was charged, the case was diverted, and he apologized to everyone involved, including the police officers.
La Liberte has publically admitted he's an alcoholic and the Law Society says he is actively participating in a monitored recovery agreement and has agreed to random alcohol and drug testing.
For what the law society calls his serious, determined, and sustained effort to ensure it will never happen again, it's decided a disciplinary citation is not necessary.