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Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone

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?...

February 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC Awarded DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

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....

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....

Upcoming Presentations

April 4, 2017
The Dollars and Sense of Safety

Steve Eichler

April 4, 2017
Safety Culture: Even Sentencing Judges Talk About It

Steve Eichler

Resolution Associates Joins Field Law

Field Law is pleased to welcome Resolution Associates, a trusted and respected family mediation and arbitration practice based out of Calgary. Resolution Associates, founded by Judge Michael Porter (retired) in 1998, has been transitioning the business into Field Law’s current ADR group and over to Ian MacDonald, QC, C. Med., of Field Law. Judge Porter joins the Field Law team as a consultant to ensure a professional transition for current clients.

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

At Field Law, we recognize that disputes can often be most effectively addressed by a process other than litigation. We offer a full range of alternatives to the traditional litigation process to allow our clients the best opportunity to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently without unnecessary cost. The processes used to assist our clients include the following:

  • Mediation - a flexible, confidential process in which a neutral party - the mediator - helps the parties work towards a resolution of their own choosing
  • Arbitration - a confidential process in which a neutral party - the arbitrator - hears evidence under oath and makes a binding decision on the issues in dispute
  • Judicial Dispute Resolution - a voluntary, confidential process in which a judge meets with the parties and their lawyers to assist them in resolving issues raised in a lawsuit, without the necessity of a formal trial
  • Interest-based Negotiation - a style of negotiation that looks behind the legal issues on the surface and focuses on each party's underlying needs or "interests"
  • Facilitation - a group decision-making process in which a facilitator encourages participation in discussion, helps balance discussion and keeps parties focused on the issue to be discussed or decided
  • Neutral Evaluation - a process in which a neutral individual with particular expertise or experience reviews information provided by the parties and gives an opinion on the issue presented