Me Elisabeth Beauchamp

Me Elisabeth Beauchamp

A graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto, attorney Elisabeth Beauchamp joined the firm of Desjardins Bolduc in 2021. Her main field of practice is criminal and penal law.

Professional background

After completing her internship at Centre Communautaire juridique du Bas-Saint-Laurent-Gaspésie, Counsel Beauchamp chose to practise criminal and penal law by joining the Desjardins Bolduc team.

Ms. Beauchamp is distinctive for her interest in research, oral argument and the protection of litigants’ rights. She offers her clients services that are thorough and accessible, and provides them with dedicated support throughout the legal process.


  • Bachelor of Laws (B.C.L./J.D., McGill University)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M., University of Toronto)

Professional affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec (2021)
  • Association québécoise des avocats et avocates de la défense (AQAAD) / Association of Defence Attorneys of Quebec
  • Association des avocats de la défense de Montréal (AADM) / Association of Defence Attorneys of Montreal

Awards and distinctions

Wainwright Essay Prize (McGill University)


Knoppers, T., Beauchamp, E., Dewar, K., Kimmins, S., Bourque, G., Joly, Y. & Dupras, C., “The omics of our lives: practices and policies of direct-to-consumer epigenetic and microbiomic testing companies” (2021) New Genetics & Society.

Lemieux, A.J., Beauchamp, E., Klein, A., Crocker, A.G. “Thirty Years of Court Diversion Initiatives: Lessons Learned and Future Directions” in Gurung, R., ed, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World, Routledge, 2021 (upcoming).

Beauchamp, E., Lemieux, A.J., Klein, A., Crocker, A.G., “Situer les programmes de déjudiciarisation québécois dans les critiques juridiques globales” [Situating Quebec diversion programs within global legal critiques] in Poitras, K. and Gagnon, P.C., eds, Psychologie et Droit, Yvon Blais, 2020.


Beauchamp, E. “Existe-t-il un droit à l’enfant en droit québécois” [Does child law exist in Quebec law?] (2020) 33(1) Revue canadienne de droit familial 49.

Dupras, C., Beauchamp, E., Joly, Y. “Epigenetic Direct-to-Consumer Testing: Are We Ready?” (2020) 21 Nature Reviews Genetics 335.


Lemieux, A., Beauchamp, E., Situer les programmes de déjudiciarisation québécois au niveau des tribunaux dans les critiques juridiques globales [Situating Quebec diversion programs within global legal critiques] (webinar presentation), Forensic Psychology Lab, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 2021.

Lemieux, A., Deveaux, F., Roy, L., Beauchamp, E. “Diversion along the criminal justice pathway: Translating research findings into evidence-based practice” International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Montreal, 2019.