Chrystie is a partner at Stewart and Springford LLP and her practice is kept busy with civil litigation focussed on employment issues for both employees and employers, Human Rights Tribunal matters, First Nations law, wills and estates, and real estate.
Chrystie has appeared in the Federal Court, British Columbia Supreme Court, Provincial Court, BC Human Rights Tribunal and the Civil Resolution Tribunal. Her most recent cases involved strata disputes, wrongful dismissal, complicated estate litigation, commercial liability, land assembly and subdivisions as well as personal injury. She also conducts employment investigations at the request of employers who are navigating complaints in the work place.
Before becoming a lawyer, Chrystie gathered significant experience working with First Nations, primarily in British Columbia but also across the country, assisting in capacity development and negotiations.
Chrystie completed both a Bachelor of Arts, and Juris Doctorate from Thompson Rivers University. She was part of the inaugural class of TRU Law and continues to serve as the Faculty of Law Indigenous Student Liaison and coach of the Kawaskimhon National Indigenous Moot competition.
Chrystie articled with Doug Springford and made her decision to stay on as an associate when the lawyers were working late on a Friday night and Doug propped his cowboy boot on the boardroom table while articulating a legal strategy for a client.
Chrystie has travelled the world but makes her home in Kamloops where she was born and raised.
When not at the office, Chrystie wrangles a confident French bulldog and a little yellow lab and is hoping to have a bit more time at the lake this year.
Chrystie is also the past president of the Kamloops Bar Association and a current member of the Western Canada Theatre Company Board of Directors.
- 2011 Certificate of Global Competency, Thompson Rivers University
- 2012 Bachelor of Arts (History + Politics), Thompson Rivers University
- 2013 Certificate of Private International Law, The Academy of International Law (The Hague, Netherlands)
- 2014 Juris Doctorate Degree, Thompson Rivers University
- 2014 Certificate of Negotiations + Leadership, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Mass.)
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association
- Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
- Kamloops Bar Association