About Elizabeth

Barrister and Solicitor
Elizabeth established her own practice in Toronto after her call to the bar in 1991. Since that time, she has appeared at all levels in the courts of Ontario. She has been involved in the defence of a wide variety of criminal cases ranging from thefts to murders. She commenced her child protection practice in 1997 and continues to enjoy working with families to solve complex legal problems involving parents and their children.

Prior to embarking on her law career, Elizabeth worked at the Library of Parliament, Canada Customs and Canada Immigration.
 
Education
Memberships
LSUC - Law Society of Upper Canada
CLA - Criminal Lawyers' Association
AIDWYC - Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted
Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association
LL.B - Dalhousie University, Halifax
M.A. - Carleton University, Ottawa
M.L.S. - McGill University, Montreal
B.A. (Hons.) - Queen's University, Kingston

Statement of Principles

As a licensee of the Law Society of Upper Canada, I stand by the following principles:

  • A recognition that the Law Society is committed to Inclusive legal workplaces in Ontario, a reduction of barriers created by racism, unconscious bias and discrimination and better representation of Indigenous and racialized licensees in the legal professions in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority;
  • My special responsibility as a member of the legal profession to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws in force in Ontario;
  • A commitment to  advance  reconciliation, acknowledging that we are collectively responsible to support improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Ontario and Canada; and,
  • An acknowledgement of my obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally and in my behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.