Elizabeth Virtue

Director of Content, LPA CanadaLexisNexis CanadaCapital Markets and M&A; Commercial; Corporate and Private M&A; Employment; Family; Finance; Insolvency & Restructuring; In-House Counsel; IP & Technology; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Personal Injury; Wills, Trusts & Estates

Beth is the Director of Content, for the Canadian content in Lexis Practice Advisor. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction of content development for all practice areas and manages the lawyer team that maintains the Lexis Practice Advisor Canada practical guidance product.

Beth is the Director of Content, for the Canadian content in Lexis Practice Advisor. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction of content development for all practice areas and manages the lawyer team that maintains the Lexis Practice Advisor Canada practical guidance product. She also works closely with the product development and customer facing teams. Beth has detailed knowledge of Lexis Practice Advisor Canada as she was previously the program director for the product and the Content Lawyer for the Family Law modules of Lexis Practice Advisor.

Prior to joining LexisNexis, Beth practiced family law at a leading boutique firm in Toronto, representing clients with complex and straightforward matters in litigation, mediation and negotiation. In addition to her background in family law, Beth has experience in litigation, administrative law and social justice law. Prior to entering the law, Beth completed a degree in Geological Engineering and had a career as an environmental engineering consultant at a national consulting firm.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B. (with distinction), 2007
  • Queen's University, B.Sc. (Eng.), 2001

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2008

Experience

  • McCall v. Res, [2013] O.J. No. 2187 (C.J.)
  • Burley v. Burley, [2012] O.J. No. 6695, [2013] O.J. No. 6443 (S.C.J.)
  • Smith v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, [2009] O.J. No. 348 (Div. Ct.) (as Elizabeth Stratton)
  • Represented clients in claims for divorce, property division, custody, support and other relief
  • Experience in complex matrimonial matters, involving high–net worth individuals, complicated corporate structures, self-employed persons, bankruptcy/insolvency and family trusts
  • Liaised with experts including business/income valuators, forensic accountants, real estate appraisers, private investigators, parenting co-ordinators and custody assessors

Awards & Honours

  • Law Society of Ontario Prize, 2007