In 2267, when it was believed that her father was killed through Captain Kirk's negligence, Jame accused Kirk of murdering her father. She later rescinded her accusation, after reading letters sent to her and her mother that revealed the closeness of the friendship between the two men, and tried to protect Kirk from losing his command.
Kirk's lawyer seemed suspicious of her motives for her change of heart.
When it was revealed that Ben Finney was still alive and that he had merely framed Kirk for his death as an act of revenge, Kirk had Jame brought up to the USS Enterprise in hopes that her presence would make Finney easier to handle. Hiding in engineering, Finney sabotaged the ship's engines, causing its orbit to decay. When Kirk informed Finney that Jame was aboard and she would also be killed if he went through with his intentions, Finney broke down and, after being subdued, he told Kirk the area he sabotaged, preventing the ship's destruction. (TOS: "Court Martial")