Tonie Beharrell received her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1997. She first articled and practised at a national employer-side labour firm before sitting on the BC Human Rights Tribunal for nine years, where she was involved in adjudicating and mediating a broad spectrum of human rights disputes. Tonie then practiced in-house for a major health care union, heading its legal department. Tonie is also an experienced instructor and has provided training to administrative adjudicators for over a decade as a course coordinator and instructor for the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals.
In 2022, Tonie completed a Mediation and Conflict Management course from Harvard Law School Executive Education.