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For immediate release June 22, 2010

Law Society concludes inquiry into special prosecutor, William S. Berardino, QC

Vancouver – The Law Society of BC has concluded its investigation into complaints made about BC lawyer William S. Berardino, QC and found no evidence of professional misconduct.

The complaints were made on May 6, 2010 and alleged that Berardino had compromised his role as a provincial special prosecutor because his firm had donated to the Liberal party and did not make appropriate disclosure.

The Law Society retained the services of Perry Mack, QC, a well-respected and experienced lawyer from Alberta, to assess the evidence and determine whether Berardino’s conduct constituted a discipline violation. After a thorough review of the facts and law, the Law Society has determined that no further action should be taken and has now closed the file.

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


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