Krista James, Q.C.

Krista James is the National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, and a staff lawyer with the British Columbia Law Institute. Krista’s work is focused on legal and policy issues related to aging. Her practice includes legal research, policy analysis and public legal education. She works with stakeholders from health care, labour, finance, justice and other sectors. She has written on topics such as abuse and neglect of older adults, mental capacity, health care consent, discrimination, and caregiving policy. She has a particular interest in how aging, gender and other aspects of identity intersect to impact experience.

Before joining the CCEL, Krista practiced labour law with a focus on human rights and disability issues. She has also worked as a victim assistance worker in small town. Over the years, Krista has worked with women’s centres and various non-profit community organizations serving low-income people in BC.