Our Articling Students in Newfoundland
At Gittens, de Beer & Associates, we have some of the most talented articling students who work collaboratively in solving your challenging legal issues. We are proud to be an important part of their journey toward becoming competent professionals.
Grace Butler is from Fall River, Nova Scotia, but she has a lot of family in Newfoundland. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University in 2019, and her Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University in 2022. She joined Gittens & Associates in May 2022 as an Articling Student and will be Called to the Bar on June 16, 2023.
Grace has an avid interest in criminal law, as she received a Certificate of Criminal Justice with her JD and has worked as a Research Assistant throughout law school. Such research would include various issues in prison law, such as the use of Administrative Segregation in Federal Prisons, and the legislation concerning sexual offences in Canada. Grace has utilized her research in the latter issues while serving as Co-Coordinator of the Consent Project, a Dalhousie Pro Bono initiative that teaches high school students about sexual consent. Grace hopes to focus her practice on criminal and family matters.
Outside of work, Grace enjoys physical fitness and the outdoors, visiting family and friends, and getting involved with the theatre/acting community in St. John’s.
Cassidy LaCosta is an articling student with Gittens & Associates. She began her legal career as a summer student with the firm in 2022 and began articling in February of 2023. Cassidy is building her legal practice primarily in the areas of civil litigation, real estate law, corporate law, and employment and labour law.
Cassidy earned her Bachelor of Laws in 2022 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Law & Society and Political Science from Memorial University in 2020. During law school, Cassidy was a member of the Pro-Bono Committee, a community outreach group which allowed her to work with global charities and educate people in relation to access to justice.
Outside of the office, Cassidy can often be found at the gym, hiking the East Coast trail, or dining at local restaurants with friends and family.