Caitlyn Field
Caitlyn Field
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Caitlyn Field is an Edmonton-based lawyer practicing in the areas of: professional regulation, labour and employment, and human rights. Caitlyn primarily serves professional regulatory bodies with issues relating to governance, policy development, registration, protection of title, and discipline.

Caitlyn also works with corporations and individuals to develop effective workplace policies, defend grievances, address human rights commission issues, and manage employment claims such as for wrongful dismissal or severance negotiation. Caitlyn enjoys working collaboratively with clients to develop effective solutions and resolve disputes. Her pragmatic approach and analytical skills allow her to effectively resolve legal issues as they arise.

Caitlyn was born and raised in Edmonton, and loves calling this city her home. Before joining Field Law, Caitlyn worked as a judicial law clerk at the Alberta Court of Appeal. This experience gave Caitlyn first-hand experience of effective persuasion, detailed legal analysis, and the importance of zealous advocacy.

Caitlyn provides clients with a wide range of legal support including:

  • Discipline
  • Regulatory registration
  • Governance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Developing workplace policies
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Human rights complaints
  • Defending grievances

Outside the Office

Caitlyn considers herself a bit of a "foodie" and enjoys planning a monthly dinner at different local restaurants. She also loves hiking, board games, and folk music. Caitlyn enjoys enriching her local community through volunteerism and is currently a board member for the Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association.

Canadian Bar Association
2018 - Present
Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association
Board Member
2019 - Present
Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society
2018 - 2020
Student Legal Services
Volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada
2015 - 2016

Caitlyn has assisted in matters such as:

  • successfully representing a corporate body in a dispute with an employee regarding an allegation of wrongful dismissal
  • successfully representing regulatory bodies in hearings relating to discipline, registration, and applications for reinstatement
  • assisting a charitable organization resist a human rights complaint, and
  • negotiating settlement on a number of civil litigation matters relating to wrongful dismissal and negligence.
February 2024
2023 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Seminars + Webinar
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series covered Employment, Privacy and Human Rights. To view Part 1, ...
June 13, 2023
Coffee + Counsel: Common Pitfalls to Avoid with Employment Contracts
Q+A Session
Join us for Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary webinar series where you can connect with our lawyers for an unscripted discussion about legal issues relevant to organizations operating in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. We'll be sharing our l...
April 11, 2023
Costs Orders in Professional Regulation: Navigating the Latest Developments
On March 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada denied application for leave to appeal of two decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal where the Court addressed a regulator’s authority to order costs: Tan v. Alberta Veterinary Medical Associa...
February 2023
2022 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Seminar + Webinar
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Employment and Human Rights. To view the recording for Part 1, whic...
December 2022 - 3 min read
Determining Quorum + Retaining Jurisdiction in Disciplinary Proceedings
Perspectives for the Professions
In Jhanji v The Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Court of Appeal discussed quorum for professional discipline tribunals – or how many tribunal members are required for the tribunal to hold a hearing - when quorum has not been other...
October 27, 2022
An Employer's Guide to Hybrid Work Arrangements
Employers have been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic longer than we anticipated, creating unforeseen challenges for management and human resources departments. As the dust continues to settle, many employers are moving to implement fully remote or...
April 2022 - 2 min read
Prematurity: Challenges to the Hearing Tribunal’s Jurisdiction
Perspectives for the Professions
In Goodwin v Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors, 2022 ABQB 177, the Court of Queen's Bench provided a clear statement on prematurity and the timing of judicial reviews from administrative bodies. In this case, the regulated membe...
February 24, 2022
2021 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review webinar, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Human Rights and Employment. To view the recordin...
April 2021 - 10 min read
How to Maintain Control Over Difficult Regulatory Hearings
Perspectives for the Professions
Serving on a professional regulatory tribunal is one of the highest forms of service to your profession. It is also a big responsibility. As regulatory hearings become more complicated, tribunal members may find themselves involved in longer and more d...
February 24 + March 10
2020 - A Year in Review Webinar Series
Did you miss the Field Law Labour + Employment Group's annual Year in Review? The recordings are now available! Is employer-friendly OHS legislation coming to a worksite near you? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on employment legislation a...
August 2020 - 5 min read
Working from Home: Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
In March 2020, the world shifted and many employees had to adapt to working from home. Now several months on, many employees are hoping to make this arrangement permanent. Having your employees work from home may benefit and be feasible ...
July 2020 - 5 min read
Highlights of Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act
Workwise Newsletter
UPDATE: Bill 32 passed Royal Assent on July 29, 2020. As a result, the changes to the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code, described in detail below, will begin to come into force. The now passed legislative amendments com...
June 2020 - 4 min read
Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients from Past Conduct of Health Care Professionals
Perspectives for the Professions
On April 1, 2019, portions of Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients came into force in Alberta and amended the treatment of sexually based regulatory offences by colleges and regulators under the Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7 (the “HPA&rd...
December 11, 2019
Human Rights + Professional Regulation: What Every Organization Needs to Know
Human rights principles can be at play in many issues faced by professional regulatory bodies. A sound knowledge and understanding of human rights concepts can ensure that regulators are carrying out their functions in a manner that respects and i...
University of Alberta, 2017, Juris Doctor With Distinction
University of Alberta, 2014, Bachelor of Arts With Distinction, Anthropology