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Firm Announcements

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

The law of defamation protects a person's reputation against false and unfair statements and comments which lower him or her in the eyes of the community and cause personal hurt and embarrassment. Because the law of defamation puts limits on what one can say or publish, it requires a sensitive balance between competing social principles - privacy, personal dignity and protection of reputation on the one hand and freedom of expression, freedom of the media and democracy on the other.

As a result defamation is a complex and technical area of the law, with new rules and new interpretations of old rules emerging annually. Yet, at its root, defamation is about making sure what is said or published about others is fair.

Field Law maintains an active defamation practice representing both publishers and claimants. We provide pre-publication advice and post-publication representation to all kinds of media. At the same time we assist individuals and organizations who find themselves the target of offensive statements and campaigns. Because we act for both publishers and claimants, we offer careful comprehensive advice and effective representation with a clear understanding of both the law and the practicalities of reputation.