Elizabeth Janzen


Elizabeth Janzen is developing a general civil litigation practice as an Associate at SMR.

Elizabeth received her J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2019. She graduated with numerous awards for academic achievement, including top performance in tort law and family law. During law school, Elizabeth worked as a research assistant to Dr. Isabel Grant and Dr. Régine Tremblay and volunteered with the Women’s Caucus, the Equity & Diversity Committee, and the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. She also participated in an appellate criminal/constitutional law moot and worked as an intern to judges at the B.C. Provincial Court in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Prior to law school, Elizabeth studied International Relations at the University of British Columbia. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and learning new languages.

  • Clerked for the Hon. Justice Sheilah Martin at the Supreme Court of Canada, 2021 – 2022
  • Clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal, 2020 – 2021
  • Clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court, 2019 – 2020


  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2019
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2021
  • British Columbia, 2022
  • Rosina and Gabriel Iacobucci Prize in Family Law
  • Jack T. Edwards Memorial Award in Law
  • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Prize in Torts
  •  Tracey Gibb Memorial Scholarship in Law
  • Panvini Scholarship in Law
  • Patrick Clery Scholarship in Law
  • Evelyn and Sherwood Lett Scholarship in Law
  • Dean’s J.D. Entrance Scholarship
  • Canadian Bar Association

Elizabeth Janzen

E: [email protected]
T: 604.646.1025

Caoilinn Brady
E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1022

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