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May 2017
Field Law Announces Voting Phase of Community Fund Program

Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of the online voting phase of the fifth year of the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program, which supports local pay-it-forward initiatives in the communities Field Law operates in, is now accepting public input to help determine how many of the almost 100 applicants will be awarded funds from the $75,000 available....

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....

Upcoming Presentations

May 31, 2017
Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada

Shohini Bagchee, Erika Carrasco, Marc Yu, Randal Carlson

June 7, 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace Workshop
Calgary and Edmonton

Jenna Kirk, Geoffrey Hope, Christin Elawny, Leanne Monsma

Canada’s constitution is the country’s supreme law. Our constitution contains the blueprint for our democratic structure, defines the powers of our governments and confirms the operation of the rule of law. Since 1982, it has guaranteed to all Canadians the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the Charter and confirmed the unique rights of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.

The constitution belongs to everyone and a constitutional case may be the product of great public events as well as individual experience. A power struggle between governments and a ticket issued to an aboriginal fisherman for catching an eel without a license may both lead to the highest court on a constitutional question of national importance.

Constitutional cases often arise out of controversial social issues, touch on our most cherished values and aspirations and involve legal questions of great complexity. They call for a mixture of legal scholarship, sensitivity to the larger dimensions of the issues and thoughtful advocacy. Field Law has a long tradition of representing Alberta and Albertans in such matters, many of which are landmarks in the Province’s legal history. Our constitutional clients today range from government, pre-eminent educational institutions and aboriginal organizations to individual Albertans.