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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

Modern police services operate in a constantly evolving social, political, and legal environment and face evolving legal needs and challenges as a result. The lawyers in our group constantly monitor new developments in policing and police law so that we can provide advice that anticipates and avoids legal problems. Field Law services include:

  • Representing chiefs of police and sworn members in LERB proceedings;
  • Defending civil claims brought against police services and their members;
  • Court applications for third-party records held by police services;
  • Representing police services before provincial boards of inquiry;
  • Preparing and reviewing internal policies and procedures;
  • Representing police management in the context of labour disputes; and,
  • Interpreting and providing advice on federal and provincial legislation that affects policing.

Field Law has represented major municipal police services before all levels of Court, as well as LERB panels and human rights tribunals. We also keep our clients proactively informed of developments in the area of police law through our newsletter, "Field Law Files", and through individualized seminars and presentations that are tailored to address specific problems and requests.