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April 2017
Field Law Supports Pay-it-Forward Ideas of Local Organizations and Community Causes with $75,000

Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of its 5th annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program supports local initiatives and causes within communities in Northern and Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. In 2017, the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions.

The Program allows for local individuals, groups or organizations (registered and non-registered), to apply for funding over the course of five weeks. Program winners can receive anywhere from $1,000 to the maximum award for their specific Community Market. Funds will be allocated in varying amounts to each market, with the maximum award set at $30,000 for each the Northern and Southern Alberta Markets, and $15,000 for the Northwest Territories Market.

Over the past four years, the Program has awarded support to 55 community causes. In 2016, the grand prize winners included organizations such as The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for Put a Kid to Bed, which serves the disadvantaged by offering short-term relief towards a better life; the NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group for Living the Journey, which provides peer support for those living with cancer; and Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families for the Adapted Bike Program which provides customized bikes for children with cerebral palsy.

“We’re a small, grassroots organization. We don’t have a huge team, and it can be hard to find funding from different sources. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to apply and benefit from the Field Law Community Fund Program. With the funding we received, we are able to provide over 200 bikes per year and drastically increase the number of clinics we offer” says Sheralee Stelter, Executive Director/Family Support Worker, Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families.

Finalists are chosen by a combination of public online voting and deliberation by a Community Market Judging Panel.

“The Program holds a great deal of significance for Field Law. For more than 100 years, our firm has committed itself to professional excellence, collaboration and building enduring relationships that extend beyond our clients to the communities they operate in. We have always been a strong partner in community initiatives as it is one of our core values,” says Doreen Saunderson, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law.

“As a law firm we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of new ideas and approaches, and that includes ways to give back to the communities that we work in. That is why the Field Law Community Fund Program is so important to us. It highlights organizations and initiatives that are innovative and passionate in the way they approach common community issues including youth, homelessness, health, sports, arts and culture,” says Geoff Hope, Executive Committee Member and Partner, Field Law.

Field Law is proud of the positive pay-it-forward impact the Program has had over the past four years. The fact that the number of applicants continues to grow every year demonstrates the support many of these groups need to continue the compassionate and critically relevant work they do.

The 2017 Field Law Community Fund Program is now open for applications. To apply for the Program and to learn more, visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com. Interested individuals and/or groups must submit their online application by 5:00 PM MDT on May 8, 2017.

If members of the public are interested in participating in the Judging Panel in a Community Market, they can contact Rebecca at rwalkemeyer@fieldlaw.com by May 31, 2017.

About Field Law

Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm listed as one of the largest in Canada, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent multi-office regional firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 120 lawyers and 160 staff work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Maddie Alvarez
NATIONAL Public Relations
Phone: (403) 531-0331
Email: malvarez@national.ca

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Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone
Lawyers: Erika Carrasco, Antony (Tony) Edwards, Charlene Lipchen, Kelly Nicholson, Randal Carlson, Richard Stobbe
Practice Area: Emerging Technologies

Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?

There has been a significant increase in the commercial and recreational use of drones. Yet, many are unclear on what is permitted under current laws and regulations. Contact our Emerging Technologies Group to learn more!

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February 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC Awarded DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession
Lawyer: Sandra Corbett
Practice Area: Products Liability

Field Law would like to congratulate Sandra Corbett on her selection as this year’s recipient of the DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession. The Mary Massaron Award is given to a person who stands as an innovator and role model and one who has made significant efforts to advance women in the legal profession. The award is presented to a DRI member who has demonstrated a high regard for diversity and a commitment to advocating the inclusion and promotion of women as well as fostering women's initiatives and actively promoting positive mentoring relationships with other women in the legal profession.

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January 2017
Field Law Relocates Calgary and Edmonton Offices
Law firm accommodates growth of regional practice groups

Field Law has relocated offices in Calgary and Edmonton. Growth, diversification of services and expansion in strategic areas, including energy, are the key drivers of the office moves. “For over 100 years, Field Law has committed itself to professional excellence, collaboration and building enduring relationships. During this time, Field Law has become a strong, proud and independent multi-office regional firm with more than 120 lawyers and 160 staff. We all work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions ranging from corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues, amongst others,” said Doreen Saunderson, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law.

“The decision to move reflects the next stage of evolution for our Firm. Despite challenging economic times, our regional and right-sized approach has allowed us to experience organic growth and take advantage of market opportunities. This continues to position Field Law as a trusted advocate for our clients and enables us to continue to deliver smart, innovative, cost effective and timely legal outcomes that our clients depend on,” said Saunderson.

Field Law’s new offices are now located at the following addresses:

CALGARY OFFICE
400 - 444 7 AVE SW
Calgary AB T2P 0X8

EDMONTON OFFICE
2500 - 10175 101 ST NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0H3

Please note that our Yellowknife Office address remains the same:

YELLOWKNIFE OFFICE
601-4920 52 ST
Yellowknife NWT X1A 3T1

About Field Law
Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm listed as one of the largest in Canada, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent multi-office regional firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 125 lawyers and 160 staff work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions. As a member of SCG Legal, Field Law’s clients also gain access to a seamless national and global network of firms allowing members to navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape with local support.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Alex Frison
NATIONAL Public Relations
Phone: (403) 531-0331
Email: afrison@national.ca

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Jan 22, 2017
Our Calgary and Edmonton Offices Have Moved!

Click through to update your records with our new addresses:

CALGARY OFFICE (as of January 23, 2017)
400 - 444 7 AVE SW
Calgary AB T2P 0X8

EDMONTON OFFICE (as of December 12, 2016)
2500 - 10175 101 ST NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0H3

Please note phone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

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