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Articling Students

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.

Cassidy LaCosta

ARTICLING STUDENT

Cassidy LaCosta

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.

  • EDUCATION
    Undergraduate degree, Sociology, University of Toronto Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa, 1981
  • AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Civil Litigation Personal Injury Taxation Law
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Past president, YM-YWCA Former chair, UNICEF Newfoundland and Labrador Past member, Multicultural Society
  • CONTACT INFO
    Email: egittens@gittenslaw.com Tel: 709-579-8424, Ext. 221 Fax: 709-738-1339

Noor Tayyaba

ARTICLING STUDENT

Cassidy LaCosta

 

Noor grew up in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She completed her five year LL.B program from Quaide-Azam University, Islamabad in 2021. After completing her internship and getting her bar membership in Pakistan, she moved to Canada in 2022. She joined Gittens, deBeer & Associates in September 2022 while she was taking her NCA exams. During her NCA process she worked with the firm as a Legal Assistant. In January 2023 she cleared her exams and was admitted as an Articling Student with the firm. Noor will be called to the bar in February 2024, and she is interested in family and civil practice.

Noor was an active student during her university years and participated in various national and international moot courts where she won awards for Best Legal Researcher and Best Advocacy. She also held various student leadership roles. She remained Deputy Coordinator Literary Section 2019-20 and Coordinator Literary Section 2020-21 of the Quaidian Debating and Literary Society. She also remained a Member of University Magazine Editorial Board (2020 - 2021). She loves to read and was actively involved in conducting Book Clubs in her University. She did volunteer work with Read Pakistan and remained the Book Club Head for the organization for over two years. She also loves to write and won many writing competitions.

Noor is fully conversant in English and Urdu; and can also understand Punjabi.

  • EDUCATION
    Undergraduate degree, Sociology, University of Toronto Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa, 1981
  • AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Civil Litigation Personal Injury Taxation Law
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Past president, YM-YWCA Former chair, UNICEF Newfoundland and Labrador Past member, Multicultural Society
  • CONTACT INFO
    Email: egittens@gittenslaw.com Tel: 709-579-8424, Ext. 221 Fax: 709-738-1339
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Benjamin Stratton

ARTICLING STUDENT

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  • EDUCATION
    Undergraduate degree, Sociology, University of Toronto Bachelor of Laws, University of Ottawa, 1981
  • AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Civil Litigation Personal Injury Taxation Law
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Past president, YM-YWCA Former chair, UNICEF Newfoundland and Labrador Past member, Multicultural Society
  • CONTACT INFO
    Email: egittens@gittenslaw.com Tel: 709-579-8424, Ext. 221 Fax: 709-738-1339

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