Elizabeth T.W. France
Elizabeth France is an Associate at Sugden, McFee & Roos where she engages in a broad litigation practice. Prior to joining Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP in 2011, Elizabeth clerked for the Honourable Justice Thomas A. Cromwell at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A., International Relations and French) and McGill University’s Faculty of Law (B.C.L., LL.B.). During her legal studies, Elizabeth volunteered at a number of community organizations in Montreal and played on the McGill Women’s Varsity Squash Team. She worked as a summer student in the Criminal Justice Branch of the B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General and at private law firms in Calgary and New York. She also completed an exchange semester at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to attending law school, Elizabeth worked in France as an English language assistant and volunteered at a children’s NGO in Cameroon.
Elizabeth has a particular interest in criminal law. She regularly assists clients with criminal, extradition, and administrative matters and has acted pro bono for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association in significant cases that engage criminal law issues. She recently presented at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Conference (Young Justice Professionals Program) and also prepared a paper for the 2012 CBA National Criminal Justice Conference.
Elizabeth is bilingual (English and French) and has appeared before courts in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Areas of Practice
- British Columbia, 2011
- Ontario, 2011
- McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Combined B.C.L./LL.B. - 2010
- University of British Columbia , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- B.A. - 2005
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Clerked for Honourable Mr. Justice Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada , 2010 - 2011