Bethany McKoy (she/her/hers) is the Assistant Director of Professional Resources at Cassels. In this role, Bethany is involved in the recruitment, training, and ongoing professional development of the firm’s summer and articling students. Bethany is passionate about the mentorship and development of young lawyers, which is reflected in her professional and personal pursuits.
Prior to joining Cassels, Bethany managed the student program at a leading litigation law firm, where she supported the firm’s student recruitment, professional development programming and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Before that, Bethany practiced as a litigator for several years, beginning her career at an international full-service law firm followed by several years at a small litigation boutique. As a litigator, Bethany developed a diverse practice of complex corporate, commercial, health law and general civil litigation matters.
Bethany is an active member of the legal community, focusing her efforts on programs advancing young lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Bethany was elected the first Director of Mentorship for the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and developed the inaugural mentorship program for the Group of Racialized Women Litigators (GROWL). Bethany also acts as a mentor for the Osgoode First Generation Network and Black Law Students Association. Bethany is actively involved in the National Association of Legal Professionals, currently sitting as Co-Chair of the Diversity Working Group and Member of the CDLE Working Group.