Christina Joynt


  • 260 - 200 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4

Christina is an Associate at the Vancouver JFK office, and focuses in dispute resolution and litigation. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to advance their rights and develop long-term solutions, particularly in relation to water governance issues.

Prior to joining JFK Law in 2023, Christina clerked for six Justices at the British Columbia Supreme Court. Following her clerkship, Christina articled and was an Associate at a leading national firm, focusing her practice in litigation, both in court and before administrative tribunals.

Christina holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria, with a concentration in Environmental Law and Sustainability. Throughout her time at the University of Victoria, Christina worked with the Indigenous Law Research Unit (“ILRU”) to create learning tools centred around Indigenous legal orders. Christina’s work with ILRU further ignited her passion for Aboriginal law and deepened her understanding of collaborative and community-based engagement. Christina also worked with the Environmental Law Centre and as a Research Assistant for Professor Deborah Curran. In both roles, Christina expanded her knowledge of water governance and its intersection with Aboriginal rights and Indigenous law.

Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Christina completed her MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at the University of Oxford. Christina’s dissertation took a regulatory approach, examining how environmental assessments can be improved from a multi-stakeholder perspective within the larger framework of watershed-based governance.

Christina grew up in southern Ontario on the Traditional Territory and Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. She is grateful to now be working, living, and learning on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Outside of work, Christina can be found skiing, kayaking, hiking and enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.



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