DJ was drawn to a career in law by her belief in the law's power to build a more just society. DJ has been a litigator with the BC Regional Office of the Department of Justice, has worked as a prisoners' rights advocate with Prisoners' Legal Services, and has been a staff lawyer with the Pivot Legal Society since 2013. Her practice has focused on litigating and researching the criminalization of homelessness and poverty, and defending the rights of people who are marginally housed, or homeless and living in public spaces. More recently she has coordinated Project Inclusion, a strategic research project grounding Pivot's work in communities around BC and in 2018 she became the Legal Director for Pivot’s strategic litigation campaigns.
Contact: dj [at] pivotlegal [dot] org