Elizabeth Shaw Smith participated on a panel, “Legal Professionals Making a Difference” in the 2018 annual conference of the International Society. From 2014–16, Smith and her husband E. Gary Smith were called as area legal counsel in the Europe East Area centered in Moscow. For twenty-two years she was a partner in Smith and Smith, LLP in Orange County, CA, and at the same time served as public affairs and media relations chair for the Church in the same county. She also served as an associate editor of the Ensign magazine, as well as offering her talents on various writing committees for the Church. Smith previously served as a volunteer editor for BYU’s International Center for Law and Religious Studies and served on the board of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, International. She received a BA in English literature and an MA in history from BYU and a JD from the University of Utah.