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One of the core values of our Firm is to give back to the communities in which we work and live.  As a result Field Law supports many community and charitable initiatives.

The 2017 Field Law Community Fund Program is now open for applications! Over the last four years the Program has awarded funds to support 55 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. With $325,000 donated in support of these local charities to date, we are excited to award another $75,000 in 2017. Through a combination of community online voting and deliberation by local judging panels, finalists will be announced in July and awards between $1,000 and $30,000 will be allocated. Community individuals and/or groups in and around Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife are eligible to apply for funds. Visit the Field Law Community Fund Program website for more information and to apply.

Additionally, as a Firm we are particularly active in the areas of education and health given our very significant legal practices in these areas. We are also proud supporters of the arts helping to build a vibrant cultural life in our communities. Our Firm has a long and proud history of working to ensure a strong legal profession that functions in the public interest.

Firm Commitments

Field Law contributes, as a firm, to many worthwhile initiatives every year.  Here is an example of some of our most recent commitments:

Alberta Law Review
Field is an annual supporter of the Alberta Law Review and is also a major contributor to the Alberta Law Review's 50th Anniversary Endowment.

University of Calgary Law School
In addition to having supported the University of Calgary Law School for many years, Field Law most recently committed to supporting the Faculty of Law Strategic Plan - Fostering Excellence: Seizing the Initiative.

Leilani Muir Graduate Research Scholarship
Funded by Field Law in honour of the historical legal victory won by Leilani Muir and hundreds of victims of sterilization; this scholarship was initiated and is funded via the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Calgary Foundation.

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
When plans were announced to build the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute building, Field Law entered into a long term pledge to support this worthwhile project.

United Way
Each year, Field Law's Edmonton and Calgary offices have an in-house campaign to raise funds for the United Way in their respective cities. Field Law is very proud of its long-standing support of the United Way and the enthusiasm and commitment of all firm members from staff to partners.

United Way Corporate Campaign
In addition to staff and partner individual pledges, Field Law is a major supporter of both the Edmonton and Calgary United Way corporate fundraising campaigns every year.

TEC Venture Prize
TEC Venture Prize is an Edmonton and area competition to support local entrepreneurs. Since its first competition in 2002-2003, Field Law has been a platinum sponsor and contributed a total of $140,000. Lawyers from Field Law have also donated their time each year to present at the legal perspective portion of the Venture Prize seminar series which teaches the fundamentals of a business plan to competitors.

Calgary Folk Festival
Field Law is a long-standing and proud sponsor of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. In addition to our financial commitment, our partner Steve Eichler, on the Board of directors from 2001 - 2009. We are also proud sponsors of the Festival’s home, Festival Hall.

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Don and Marina Ghermezian present the Snowflake Gala yearly in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Traditionally Field Law purchases a table at this event.

Bechtel Refinery Engineering Award
In honour of our 50th anniversary relationship with Bechtel as a client, Field Law annually provides a scholarship in the undergraduate awards program to an engineering student at the University of Calgary.

Edmonton Community Legal Clinic
Field Law entered into a long term pledge supporting the ECLC and it's initiatives.

March of Dimes Canada
Field Law sponsored and participated in the 2008 and 2009 Rock for Dimes charity event. The 'Fieldstones' took the stage both years to battle for the title of Calgary's best corporate band. In 2008 the Fieldstones found success and came in 1st place in the competition.

Public Foundation for Art and Life
Field Law is a sponsor of the Continuum - the Voice of Canadian Culture 2017".

Alberta Ballet
Field Law has been a proud supporter of the Alberta Ballet since 1993. We continue our involvement with its Board of Directors and act as their legal counsel.

Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Field Law is a proud sponsor and attendee of the ADF "A Night To Remember" Gala annually.

Calgary Foundation
Field Law is an annual sponsor of the Alberta Diabetes Foundation for Research through it's annual Relay for Life.

Canadian Bar Association
Field Law is a sponsor of the Canadian Bar Association and the CBA Law Day.

Canadian Senior Curling Championship
Field Law's own Glenys Bakker is a member of the Team Alberta Women.

Christmas Bureau
Field Law provides a corporate donation and attends the Christmas Bureau Breakfast annually.

Edmonton Pride Festival
Field Law is a supporter and sponsor of the annual Edmonton Pride Festival.

Folk on the Rocks
Field Law is a proud sponsor of the annual Folk on the Rocks music festival in Yellowknife, NT.

Grant MacEwan University
Field donates an annual Bursary Award to Grant MacEwan for their Legal Assistant Diploma program.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Field Law sponsored the JDRF's 18th Annual Gala and Auction in 2009

Field law is annual attendee at the LEAF Person's Day Breakfast

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition is an advocacy competition for law students. Teams of law students compete against one another through the presentation of oral and written pleadings to address timely issues of public international law in the context of a hypothetical legal dispute between nations.

Rock ‘n’ Robes
Field Law is a sponsor of this battle of the bands event where musically talented lawyers and judges will be perform to raise funds for Youth Empowerment and Support Services.

Field donates an annual Bursary Award to SAIT for their Legal Assistant Diploma program.

The Rotary Club of Calgary
Field Law is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of the Rotary Stay in School Golf Tournament.

University of Alberta
Field Law funds the Dane Wintermute Hockey Scholarship awarded to an undergraduate Golden Bears hockey team member on the basis of excellence in hockey, tenacious effort, sportsmanship, leadership, academic standing and financial need.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law's Spring Reception Sponsor

Yellowknife Racquet Club
Annual sponsor to the Field Law Freeze-Up Squash Tournament in Yellowknife, NT.

Lawyer Commitments

We appreciate that a strong volunteer sector is crucial to building and sustaining healthy communities. Our lawyers have a strong commitment to their communities volunteering in a broad range of sectors often in leadership capacities. As a Firm, we recognize, applaud and support their efforts.

Alberta Ballet Company 
Frank Molnar - Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary: 1995 - Present

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation 
Roy Boettger - Director: 2009 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation 
Bob Teskey - Board Member: 2003 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Foundation - Halloween Howl Fun Run and Walk  
Sharon Stefanyk - Executive Committee Member: 2014 - Present

Alberta Diabetes Institute 
Bob Teskey - Chair: 2005 - Present

Calgary Downtown Association 
Jim Doyle - Chair: 2009 - Present

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede 
Michael Casey - President: 2011 - Present

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park 
Kevin Schouten - Director: 2010 - Present

Calgary Rotary Clubs Foundation 
Roy Boettger - Director: 2011 - 2016
Roy Boettger - President: 2014 - 2015

Canadian Bar Association, Insurance Law Section (North) 
Sharon Stefanyk - Executive Committee Member at Large: 2015 - Present

Canadian Blood Services 
Bob Teskey - Board Member: 2009 - Present

CBA Elder Law Subsection 
Malkit Atwal - Chair: 2014 - Present

CBA Mentor Program 
Dan Carroll - Mentor: 2005 - Present

CBA Wills and Trusts Subsection 
Malkit Atwal - Executive: 2014 - Present

Chinook Rhythmique Gymnastic Club 
Barbara Boeckx - Awards Chairperson: 2013 - Present

Citie Ballet 
Christine Pratt - Board Member: 2009 - Present

Council of College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta 
Sandra Corbett - Public Member: 2011 - Present

Edmonton Area Land Trust 
Dan Carroll - Advisor: 2009 - Present

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce 
Greg Harding - Member: 2010 - 2015

Edmonton Community Legal Centre 
Jon Faulds - Director: 2008 - Present

Edmonton Food Bank 
Sandeep Dhir - Director: 2015 - Present

Edmonton Humane Society 
Brian Filips - Board of Directors: 2010 - Present
Brian Filips - Vice Chair: 2016 - 2016

Free Footie Soccer Society 
Dana Adams - Secretary: 2012 - Present

Grace United Church 
Randal Carlson - Official Board Chair: 2010 - Present

Law Society of Alberta 
Kevin Feth - President: 2014 - 2015

Law Society of Northwest Territories 
Jack Williams - Finance Committee Member: 2012 - 2015

McMahon Stadium Society 
Roy Boettger - Director & Vice President: 2012 - Present

Pro Bono Students Canada 
Dan Carroll - Supervisor: 2005 - Present

Public Foundation for Art and Life 
Greg Harding - Director: 2009 - Present

St. Thomas Moore Catholic Parish, Parish Council 
Brian Vail - Chair: 2009 - Present

Taylor College and Seminary 
Bob Teskey - Trustee, Past Chair/Vice Chair: 1997 - Present

TEC Edmonton 
Bob Teskey - Board Member: 2006 - Present

Temple B'nai Tikvah 
Steve Eichler - President: 2013 - Present

The George Spady Centre 
Teresa Tomkinson - Director: 2009 - Present

University of Alberta, Board of Governors 
Bob Teskey - Member: 2009 - Present