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July, 2016
Field Law Announces the Northern Alberta Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on serving underprivileged children, a theatre festival for the hearing impaired, literacy and homework programs, and more

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Northern Alberta winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. The annual Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 41 of which came from the Northern Alberta community market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and four additional awards to initiatives in this community market, providing a total of $30,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project.

In 2016, the Program distributed a total of $75,000 to community initiatives, with $30,000 going to each of the Northern and Southern Alberta markets, and $15,000 going to the Northwest Territories market. The Program’s selection process for winners included a combination of online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel composed of Field Law representatives, clients and community members. Through the online voting period, the public is given the opportunity to support the ideas they believe to be the most deserving of funding. The votes indicate to panelists which projects resonate with the local community and are factored into their final decision-making.

“Community involvement has always been a top priority for Field, which is why we are extremely pleased to help organizations that are striving to make a positive difference in the community,” said Geoff Hope, Partner and Executive Committee Member, Field Law. “Due to the recent economic downturn, many organizations are in greater need of funding and we are truly inspired by the overwhelming response and support these initiatives receive from the Edmonton community.”

Field Law congratulates the following prize winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program:

Put a Kid to Bed ($10,000 grand prize recipient)
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Edmonton Central Council is a social justice organization that serves the disadvantaged in the Capital Region of Alberta. The organization distributes furniture, household goods, clothing, emergency food, bus passes and other donated goods to the underprivileged in Edmonton.

Spruce Grove Public Library Presents: Bibliotherapy Wellness Backpacks ($6,000 recipient)
Spruce Grove Public Library created Wellness Backpacks that provide individuals and families with the opportunity to improve their understanding of themselves and one another with information to help in coping with difficult life circumstances, such as grief and depression.

SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival ($6,000 recipient)
The Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre developed SOUND OFF, the first Deaf Theatre Festival in Canadian history. SOUND OFF aims to increase the exposure for deaf artists and audiences in Edmonton, while also giving deaf audiences the opportunity to participate in theatre.

Literacy and Homework Programs ($5,000 recipient)
The Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton (BGCBigs) launched the Literacy and Homework Programs that provide immigrant, newcomer and Aboriginal youth the opportunity to enhance literacy and have targeted homework and reading help after school and in the summer months.

Bissell Centre Community Food Initiative ($3,000 recipient)
The Bissell Centre implemented a Community Food Initiative where healthy food is cultivated onsite and then use directly for meals at the Drop-In Centre. The project will improve community cohesion, create opportunities to develop new skills, and educate participants on healthy eating.

Field Law’s preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, arts and culture, homelessness, community and sports, and women’s organizations. The Program launched in all three of Field Law’s offices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 2013 and is now an annual initiative that has awarded $325,000 to 55 initiatives. To learn more about the Field Law Community Fund Program, please visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com.

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 170 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, occupational health and safety, 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:
Lindsay Hischebett
Field Law
403-260-8573
lhischebett@fieldlaw.com

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July, 2016
Field Law Announces the Northwest Territories Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on cancer peer support, anti-bullying seminars and youth science workshops

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Northwest Territories winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. The annual Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 11 of which came from the Northwest Territories market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and two additional awards to initiatives in this community market, providing a total of $15,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project.

In 2016, the Program distributed a total of $75,000 to community initiatives, with $15,000 to the Northwest Territories market, and $30,000 going to each of the Northern and Southern Alberta markets. The Program’s selection process for winners included a combination of online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel composed of Field Law representatives, clients and community members. Through the online voting period, the public is given the opportunity to support the ideas they believe to be the most deserving of funding. The votes indicate to panelists which projects resonate with the local community and are factored into their final decision-making.

“We are excited to be celebrating the fourth year of the Field Law Community Fund Program,” said Jack Williams, Partner at Field Law. “Community engagement is deeply valued at our firm, which is why we are pleased to support organizations that build a legacy of kindness and initiatives that strive to make a positive difference in this community.”

Field Law congratulates the following prize winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program:

Living the Journey: Cancer Peer Support for the NWT ($6,000 grand prize recipient)
The NWT Breast Health/Breast Cancer Action Group provides cancer peer support in the Northwest Territories’ communities by offering peer support training to cancer survivors.

HackSpace NT ($4,500 recipient)
Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP) offers a workshop series that gives youth the opportunity to gain practical experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.

Be a Buddy Not a Bully ($4,500 recipient)
The Kamikaze Punishment Foundation developed the Be a Buddy Not a Bully seminars which promote healthy living and help youth the negative effects of bullying in the community.

Field Law’s preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, arts and culture, homelessness, community and sports, and women’s organizations. The Program launched in all three of Field Law’s offices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 2013 and is now an annual initiative. To learn more about the Community Fund Program, please visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com.

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 170 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, occupational health and safety, 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:
Lindsay Hischebett
Field Law
403-260-8573
lhischebett@fieldlaw.com

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July, 2016
Field Law Announces Southern Alberta Award Winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program
Winners include charities focused on at-risk-youth, pet therapy access, women in crisis and more

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the Southern Alberta winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program. Now in its fourth year, the Program, which supports local community initiatives and projects, received a record number of 122 applications this year, 71 of which came from the Southern Alberta community market. Field Law granted one grand prize award and four additional awards in this community market, providing a total of $30,000 in funding to help launch or grow each local project.

In 2016, the Program distributed a total of $75,000 to community initiatives, with $30,000 going to each of the Northern and Southern Alberta markets and $15,000 going to the Northwest Territories market. The Program’s selection process for winners included a combination of online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel composed of Field Law representatives, clients and community members. Through the online voting period, the public is given the opportunity to support the ideas they believe to be the most deserving of funding. The votes indicate to panelists which projects resonate with the local community and are factored into their final decision-making.

“We are incredibly proud that the Community Fund Program has continued to grow over the past four years and has an ongoing positive impact in our communities,” said Doreen Saunderson, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law. “There are inspiring individuals and organizations finding new and creative ways to make this world a better place and it is our privilege to recognize their efforts through our program. At Field Law, we value community involvement which is why we are always moved by the overwhelming response we receive from the public.”

Field Law congratulates the following prize winners of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program:

Adapted Bike Program ($10,000 grand prize recipient)
The Adapted Bike Program provides customized bicycles to children with cerebral palsy in order to give them the opportunity to participate in a physical activity. The initiative also offers programs that give families the chance to bike together while their child learns to ride.

School PALS ($5,000 recipient)
The Pet Access League Society (PALS) developed the Schools PALS program to give youth access to pet therapy. Youth who struggle with the challenge of making positive choices can engage in interactive exercises with the PALS therapy dogs that teach them the importance of friendship, positive ways to stop peer pressure and innovative ways to ‘stop and think.’

Food Forest Project ($5,000 recipient)
The Phoenix Education Foundation is taking unused space on its school grounds to create a Food Forest with fruit bearing trees and bushes and a pollinator area that protects endangered bees.

Personal Care Items ($5,000 recipient)
The Women’s Centre supports women in times of crisis who are living in poverty by supplying them with vital resources through their Basic Needs Assistance program. The program provides women with access to food, personal care items and feminine hygiene products.

Souper Kids ($5,000 recipient)
The Souper Kids initiative, spearheaded by the Soup Sisters, facilitates 28 hands on soup-making events each month across Canada. The soup produced is then donated to local emergency shelters, often helping to reduce operating costs of up to 20 per cent. The program also helps to raise social awareness through forums and promotes healthy relationships and eating habits among youth in the community.

Field Law’s preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, arts and culture, homelessness, community and sports, and women’s organizations. The Program launched in all three of Field Law’s offices in Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 2013 and is now an annual initiative. To learn more about the Community Fund Program, please visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com.

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 170 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, occupational health and safety, 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:
Lindsay Hischebett
Field Law
403-260-8573
lhischebett@fieldlaw.com

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May 26, 2016
Field Law Community Fund Program Seeks Community Input to Select Program Finalists
Regional law firm opens voting phase to public with $75,000 available for distribution

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, has launched the online voting phase for the fourth 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, is now accepting public input to help determine how many of the more than 120 applicants will be awarded funds from the $75,000 available.

Over the past three years, the Program has received more than 69,000 votes from the Northern Alberta, Southern Alberta and the Northwest Territories community markets combined. In that time, the Program has seen a total of $250,000 in funding awarded to 42 deserving community causes and projects.

Program finalists are chosen through a combination of public online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel. Funds are then allocated amongst the three community markets: Northern Alberta ($30,000), Southern Alberta ($30,000) and the Northwest Territories ($15,000). Finalists are eligible to receive anywhere from $1,000 to the maximum award for their community market. The voting process gives the public a say in what projects they think will have the greatest impact in their communities. The Program also provides a promotional opportunity for all qualified community causes.
“We initiated this Program to give back to and connect with our communities in a meaningful way,” says Jim Casey, Managing Partner, Field Law. “We value what the people have to say about how these funds could be allocated and we are appreciative of the overwhelming feedback we receive year after year.”

Field Law is deeply invested in the communities it serves. Its preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.

The online voting phase of the Field Law Community Fund Program is now open to the public until June 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. MDT. To view the applicants and share your vote, visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com.

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 170 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, occupational health and safety, 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:
Erica Morgan
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Phone: (403) 538-5641 ext.106
Email: emorgan@brooklinepr.com

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April 7, 2016
Field Law Launches Fourth Year of Field Law Community Fund Program
Regional law firm supporting local organizations and community causes with $75,000

Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Field Law Community Fund Program (‘Program’). The Program supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities Field Law serves. In 2016 the Program will donate $75,000 across all three regions.

The Program allows for local individuals, initiatives and registered and non-registered causes to apply for funding over the course of five weeks. Program winners can receive anywhere from $1,000 to the maximum award for their Community Market. Funds will be allocated in varying amounts to each market, with the maximum award set at $30,000 each for the Northern and Southern Alberta Markets, and $15,000 for the Northwest Territories Market. Finalists are then chosen following a combination of community (public) online voting and deliberation by a Community Market Judging Panel.

Over the past three years, the Program has awarded support to 42 organizations and charitable initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories. 2015 Grand prize winners included the Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change, The Art of Healing for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, You Can Ride 2, CANNONBALL!, Disaster Preparedness and Keep the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the Alleviation of Poverty (Edmonton Central Council) on the Road.

“At Field Law, building strong relationships within the communities we serve is a top priority,” says Jim Casey, Firm Managing Partner, Field Law. “We are excited to continue to contribute to important causes and are honoured to be able to make a difference in the communities where we live, work and interact on a daily basis.”

Field Law is deeply invested in the communities it serves. Its preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.

“We are humbled and excited to be able to continue with the Field Law Community Fund Program during these challenging economic times,” says Doreen Saunderson, Executive Committee Member and Partner, Field Law. “Our core values at Field Law align with giving back to our communities and we are thrilled that this program has had a positive impact in the Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife communities over the past three years.”

The 2016 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 13, 2016.

To indicate interest in participating in the Judging Panel for your Community Market, please contact Rebecca at rwalkemeyer@fieldlaw.com by May 31, 2016.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Erica Morgan
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
Phone: (403) 538-5641 ext.106

Related Link: Field Law Community Fund Program

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April 4, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brad McFadden to the Energy Group
Lawyer: Brad McFadden
Practice Area: Energy

Field Law is pleased to welcome Bradley McFadden as a lawyer to the Firm’s Energy Group, effective April 4, 2016, which completes this phase of our Energy Group expansion.

Brad practices corporate and commercial law in the energy and natural resources sectors. He has significant experience in wide range of energy related matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of upstream oil and gas assets, structuring of joint venture arrangements, midstream facility development and commercial arrangements, and providing legal advice on day-to-day oil and gas commercial and operational matters.

“We are thrilled that Brad has joined our group to complete our expansion strategy,” said Cliff Johnson, QC, Energy Group leader at Field Law. “His involvement and experience in the energy sector makes him a wonderful addition. His practice rounds out our Energy Group and allows us to provide our clients with the wrap-around service, professionalism and value that they have come to expect from Field.”

“I am excited to be joining Field Law and pleased to be part of this dynamic and full-service Energy Group,” said Brad McFadden. “Field has a reputation for professional excellence and being a trusted and genuine partner to their clients. I look forward to contributing to the team.”

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