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November 9, 2018
A. Danielle Bourgeois Receives Rising Stars Recognition
CALGARY – Field Law is pleased to announce that a member of our Edmonton team, A. Danielle Bourgeois was recognized at the Lexpert® Rising Stars Awards on November 8, 2018 in Toronto. “I’m truly humbled as there are countless...
December 2018
Upcoming Criminal Code Changes + Its Effects on Entering Canada
Immigration Alert
On December 18, 2018, Canada will begin imposing tough new penalties on those who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, or commit cannabis-related crimes.The maximum penalty for impaired driving offences will increase...
November 2018
Bar Room Brawl – Alberta Kicks ‘Em Where It Counts
As we noted in our two previous articles “Of Beer and Borders” and “The 2 Million Dollar Case of Beer”, the Alberta government had taken a bruising over its beer markup and Alberta-only Small Brewers Development Program rebate.&...
November 27, 2018
Dealing with Unrepresented Members
Webinar
Whether it be due to cost or personal choice, regulated professionals facing disciplinary proceedings often elect to represent themselves. This can present unique challenges for regulators and administrative tribunals in ensuring a fair process. &nb...
November 2018
Bill 21 Update: An Act to Protect Patients Now Partially in Force
Professional Regulatory Alert
In our November 5, 2018 Professional Regulatory Alert we provided a brief summary of Bill 21, “An Act to Protect Patients” and addressed some of the implementation steps required of Colleges. By way of update, on November 19, 2018 the Bill ...
November 2019
Precise Language Needed to Override Reasonable Notice
Workwise Newsletter
It is fairly common for a written employment agreement to seek to limit an employee’s termination notice to the minimum amount prescribed under employment standards legislation. However past case law suggests that doing so may be more difficult t...
November 2018
No Appeal of the Cardinal Decision: SEF 44 Coverage and Automobile Used Without Consent
Insurance Alert
On November 15, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada denied an application for leave to appeal the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Cardinal v Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company, 2018 ABCA 69 (Cardinal).In Cardinal, the insurer, AMA, iss...
November 2018
Buildex Calgary Seminar Talks Cannabis in the Workplace
Journal of Commerce
November 8, 2018
A. Danielle Bourgeois Receives a Lexpert Rising Stars Award
Field Law is proud to announce that a member of our Edmonton team, A. Danielle Bourgeois, received a Lexpert® Rising Stars Award on November 8, 2018. Erika Carrasco from our Calgary team was also a finalist for this esteemed honour.The Award r...
November 2018
Court Upholds Decision to Allow Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing After Near Miss
Canadian Employment Law Today
November 2018
Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients
Professional Regulatory Alert
In June of 2018, Alberta Health issued a Discussion Document indicating that the Government was considering amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) to better protect patients from sexual abuse by health professionals. The Discussion Do...
November 2018
Case Summary: Copytrack Pte Ltd. v Wall
Defence + Indemnity
A British Columbia court has come out with one of the first Canadian decisions directly addressing the enforcement of rights to ownership of cryptocurrency.
November 2018
Case Summary: Green v Khattab
Defence + Indemnity
Summary judgment ordering specific performance of a settlement reached during a binding Judicial Dispute Resolution was upheld, notwithstanding that a consent order or consent judgment had not been signed between the parties.
November 2018
Case Summary: Heuring v Smith
Defence + Indemnity
The Court assessed liability between a Plaintiff (cyclist) who failed to stop at a stop sign and the driver of a vehicle who did not clearly see the cyclist as a result of a “blind spot” created by a pillar in his vehicle and declined to aw...
November 2018
Case Summary: Zando v Ali
Defence + Indemnity
A damage assessment of $175,000 plus $25,000 for punitives for a single instance of sexual assault upon a colleague, involving intercourse, was upheld on appeal. The Court outlined the factors to be taken into account in quantifying sexual assault dama...
November 2018
Case Summary: Condominium Corporation No 9312374 v Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
Defence + Indemnity
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Ledcor case (which held that “resultant damage” arising from faulty workmanship is not excluded by the faulty workmanship exclusion in a builders’ risk policy) was held not to allow for covera...
November 2018
Case Summary: Aviva Insurance Company v Intact Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where an insurer contributes more than its share to a defence and settlement of a claim vis-à-vis other insurers who are involved, it may seek contribution from the other insurers even where the policies are complementary and not overlapping. 
October 2018
#Hashmarks: Can a Hashtag be a Trademark?
The Medium
October 2018
To Serve and Protect: The Many Reasons for a Trademark Registration
The Medium
October 2018
How do “Smart Contracts” Fit With “Traditional Contracts”?
The Medium
October 2018
Don'cha Know, We're Talking About a Revolution: The Alberta Court of Appeal Makes OHS Law Fair
Workwise Newsletter
October 2018
Court Upholds Decision to Allow Post-Incident Drug and Alcohol Testing After Near-Miss
Workwise Newsletter
October 2018
Upcoming Impaired Driving and Cannabis-Related Penalties
Immigration Alert
October 11, 2018
Field Law Introduces New Tax Team
Field Law is pleased to welcome five new lawyers, including one as partner, and two support staff who will significantly enhance the firm’s capacity to offer tax services to clients. As of Oct. 1, 2018, a group of new tax, cross-border, business ...
October 2018
Recent Changes to the Condominium Property Act of Alberta
Field Law Blog
October 18, 2018
Women in Leadership: Rising to Challenges
Conferences
Field Law's Sharon Roberts will be co-chairing the 2018 Women in Leadership: Rising to Challenges Conference. Topics covered include: Empowering Teams Preventing Harassment in the Workplace Committing to Continuous Learning Clearning Ro...
October 17 + 18, 2018
Cybersecurity Roundtable: Risks + What to Do
Roundtable
In our previous workshop, “Cybersecurity for Canadian Organizations”, we presented an overview of cybersecurity risks and obligations, as well as what should be done to prevent or mitigate risks and how to respond to cyber incidents. Buildi...
October 2018
"Did You Roll That Yourself?": Travelling Tips Now that Cannabis is Legal in Canada
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
October 16, 2018
Conducting Regulatory Investigations
Presentations
CNAR Pre-Conference Workshop
CNAR is proud to present its fifth annual training program for investigators. Develop your investigative skills by sharing approaches and obtaining feedback from your peers and experienced instructors. 
February 12, 2019
Exploring the Legal Aspects of Smart Contracts and Their Role in Blockchain
Presentations
Blockchain in Energy Mining & Agriculture Canada
October 24 + 30, 2018
Effective Responses to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Complaints Workshop
Seminars
An increasing number of organizations are being rocked by allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct by their employees. Often these allegations are broadcast on social media, catching organizations flat-footed and unprepared. Join Field Law...
November 29, 2018
Field Law Post-Secondary Summit
Conferences
Join us for our annual Summit to focus and collaborate on legal issues facing Alberta's post-secondary institutions. Topics to be covered include:  Governance: Representative Roles + Responsibilities Academic Labour Relations + Barg...
November 22, 2018
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Seminars
Wills, Estates + Trusts Seminar
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group and your colleagues from the non-profit sector for a complimentary lunchtime seminar. This seminar is designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding o...
October 2018
Christin Elawny to Receive “Heart of Community” Award
Field Law is proud to announce that Christin Elawny has been recognized for her pro-bono efforts with the Accessible Housing Society (Accessible Housing). Christin, a lawyer based in our Calgary office, will receive the “Heart of Community”...
October 11, 2018
Field Law Welcomes Five New Lawyers
Field Law expands tax services by seven
CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 11, 2018 – Field Law is pleased to welcome five new lawyers, including one as partner, and two support staff who will significantly enhance the firm’s capacity to offer tax services to clients. As of Oct. 1, 2018, a g...
October 3 + 10, 2018
Cannabis in the Workplace: Implications for Employers
Seminars
Recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. Join Field Law’s Labour and Employment Group for a detailed, scenario-based half-day workshop providing practical advice and useful tips to prepare your organization for situat...
October 4, 2018
Top 10 Pitfalls Nurses Face in Litigation
Presentations
Edmonton Critical Care Symposium
October 2018
Freedom of Speech + Professional Discipline: Striking the Balance
Perspectives for the Professions
October 2018
Case Summary: The Importance of Ensuring Allegations Contain Sufficient Particulars
Perspectives for the Professions
September 2018
Edible Cannabis: What You Need to Know
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
September 25, 2018
Quantifying Personal Injury + Business Loss Claims with Shawn Hemens
Seminars
Join Field Law and Shawn Hemens, a Chartered Business Valuator specializing in quantifying personal injury and business loss claims, for a seminar discussing: Identifying the financial documents needed to asses claims where an income loss from a bu...
September 25, 2018
Energy.AI Workshop
Energy Futures Lab and JWN
September 2018
Punitive and Aggravated Damages – Exceptional but Necessary Remedies
Workwise
Although traditionally punitive and aggravated damages were deemed as exceptional remedies, the Courts have turned to these remedies to assist employees where the employer’s actions may be deemed as high-handed and spurious.
September 2018
Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta
Workwise
As of October 1st, the Alberta’s minimum wage increase will finally come into effect, bumping the minimum wages from $13.60 to $15 per hour. According to a report released by Public Interest Alberta, more than 300 000 Albertans will be getting...
September 2018
Keep Off the Grass! Cannabis in Calgary: Zoning and Public Use
Field Law Blog
September 19, 2018
Issues in Professional Discipline Investigations: Tips + Traps
Webinar
Effective professional discipline investigations are fundamentally important to the professional discipline process. The information that is obtained is used to make decisions about complaints that are received, including whether there is sufficient ev...
September 2018
Cyber Losses: A Serious Organizational Risk in the Modern World
The Lawyer's Daily
September 19, 2018
Blockchain and Smart Contracts
Presentations
PASC Education Day 2018
September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
August 2018
Alberta Appeal Court Rules Against Dentist in Regulatory Body’s Free Speech Complaint
The Lawyer's Daily
August 2018
'Clearly Separate': Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured by Employment Release
Canadian Employment Law Today
August 2018
Case Summary: R.C. Heating & Gasfitting Ltd. v The Sovereign General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Where past negligence involved in the installation of the system manifested itself in an explosion years later, the “occurrence” or “accident” was held to have occurred at the time of the explosion, not at the time of the neglig...
August 2018
Case Summary: Scale Estate v The Cooperators General Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
When an insurer contemplates settling to its policy limits in an auto case, it must take steps to ensure that all potential claims have been accounted for.  Where an insurer, knowing of another claim for the same accident, paid its limits in three...
August 2018
Case Summary: Greenidge v. Allstate Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
Unlike the situation with litigation independent medical examinations per Rule 5.42, a Section B insurer is entitled to insist that the insured attend an independent medical examination per Section B Special Provision 4, and the examiner is entitled to...
August 2018
Case Summary: Woitas v. Tremblay
Defence + Indemnity
In a chain reaction series of rear end accidents, following vehicles are presumed to be negligent for rear end collisions and the fact that a driver has to stop for an accident in front of him will be no defence.  Drivers of vehicles which manage ...
August 2018
CRTC Imposes Penalties On Two Companies For Distributing Malware Online
Defence + Indemnity
August 2018
Case Summary: Khudabux v. McClary
Defence + Indemnity
In the case of a crumbling skull plaintiff the Court will apportion responsibility to the different accidents involved where the injuries in question are not indivisible.
August 2018
Case Summary: Alberta Human Rights Commission (Director) v. Vegreville Autobody (1933) Ltd.
Defence + Indemnity
In some cases, service may be accomplished by email (or deemed good and sufficient), including email upon the servee’s counsel.
August 2018
Use of Facial Recognition Software at Calgary Malls Raises Privacy Concerns
The Lawyer's Daily
August 2018
“Clearly Separate”: Workplace Sexual Misconduct Not Captured by Employment Release
Workwise Newsletter
August 2018
Flippin' to the B-Side
Craft Beer Trademarks
In 2015, an Ontario craft brewer, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Beau’s) applied for a trademark for B-SIDE BREWING LABEL, for use in association with Ontario craft beers. The “B-Side Brewing Label” is an innovative promoti...
July 2018
Cannabis Complicates Crossing the Border
Workwise Newsletter
July 25, 2018
Field Law Announces Northern Alberta Winners of 2018 Community Fund Program
6th annual public-voting program awards a total of $30,000 to six local organizations
EDMONTON (July 25, 2018) – Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, has selected six projects as recipients of financial support from the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). Community ideas were selected in Southern Albert...
July 20, 2018
Field Law Announces Northwest Territories Winners of its 6th Annual Community Fund Program
Program to contribute $15,000 to three organizations in the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE (July 20, 2018) – Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is pleased to announce the Northwest Territories winners of the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). This is Field law’s sixth year of supporting ...
July 2018
Keeping Your Hands Lien: Don’t Forget a CLP!
Field Law Blog
July 14, 2018
Stampede Style Fun and Philanthropy
Calgary Herald
Bill Brooks shares pictures of Stampede events he attended, including Field Law’s Stampede Kick-Off.
July 13, 2018
Sandra Corbett, QC Appointed to Provincial Court of Alberta
Field Law partner appointed to Edmonton Civil Division
Edmonton, July 13, 2018 - Field Law is proud to announce that Sandra Corbett, QC a partner in our Edmonton office, has been appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta, Edmonton Civil. Sandra’s appointment to the court is a high honour that has ...
July 12, 2018
Field Law Announces Southern Alberta Winners of its 6th Annual Community Fund Program
Field Law awards a total of $30,000 to five Southern Alberta organizations
CALGARY (July 12, 2018) – Field Law, a western and northern regional business law firm, is pleased to announce the Southern Alberta winners of its Community Fund Program (the Program). Field Law awarded one grand prize and four additional aw...
July 2018
Case Summary: Gharbi v. Summit Acceptance Corp.
Defence + Indemnity
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench enumerated the factors to consider in determining whether the provision a dealership’s loaner vehicle to a customer qualifies as a leased/rented vehicle or a mere courtesy loan for the purposes of determin...
July 2018
Case Summary: Temple Insurance Company v. Sazwan
Defence + Indemnity
Where the conduct of the insureds was in issue in the underlying actions and with respect to coverage under the policy, policy limits covered only 5% of a multimillion dollar claim and an acrimonious relationship existed between the insureds and the in...
July 2018
Case Summary: Parent v Northbridge General Insurance Corporation
Defence + Indemnity
Loss of a reasonable opportunity to investigate and defend a claim due to the Insured’s extreme delay in reporting the incident to their Insurer constituted prejudice to the Insurer such that the Judgment granted against the Insured not enforceab...
July 2018
Case Summary: Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J.
Defence + Indemnity
A garage was found not liable for injuries caused by the thief of one of its vehicles because the fact that it was reasonably foreseeable that vehicles might be stolen from its premises does not make it reasonably foreseeable that the stolen vehicle wo...
July 2018
Case Summary: Du v. Jameson Bank
Defence + Indemnity
A bank customer who was defrauded when hackers accessed his email account to instruct a bank to make unauthorized wire transfers was unable to recover his money from the bank, which followed instructions sent to it by email (as it was allowed and requi...
July 2018
Case Summary: Capelet v. Brookfield Homes
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff’s claims for psychological and physical injury arising from the discovery of mould in his home (which had been rectified within a few months) ten years in the past were summarily dismissed. Even if his emotional problems could be attr...
July 2018
Case Summary: Waissmann v Calgary (City)
Defence + Indemnity
Whether or not an occurrence report filled out by an employee after an accident, required by the employer’s rules, is privileged depends on the employer’s intention (dominant purpose) in promulgating the rules – a specific intent on t...
July 5, 2018
Field Law Announces Gift to Calgary Public Library
The Library to Dedicate the Field Law Meeting Room in Calgary’s New Central Library
Field Law is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift to the Calgary Public Library Foundation in support of city-wide programs and services prior to the opening of the fully-funded New Central Library. “The Library is a long-time client of Field La...
July 2018
HRTO Finds Exemptions in Human Rights Code Unconstitutional
Workwise Newsletter
June 2018
Municipal Minute: Case Comment on McAllister v. Calgary
June 2018
Probate for Paddington: Michael Bond, CBE (1926-2017)
Field Law Blog
June 2018
Standing Out: Branding and Trademark Issues for Cannabis Companies
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
June 2018
Pay Attention to What You Pay For
Field Law Blog
June 25, 2018
Surveillance Machines: Privacy Implications of Drones, UAVs and Driverless Vehicles
Presentations
Canadian Bar Association
June 2018
Extra! Extra! How Do Subcontractor Change Orders Affect the Lien Fund? It Depends…
Field Law Blog
June 2018
The $2 Million Case of Beer
Alberta Loses Yet Another Round in Supporting Craft Brewers
Steam Whistle Brewing Inc. v. Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission – June 19, 2018Sir Mick Jagger informed us that “you can’t always get what you want,” and this time, the Alberta government gets more of what they don&...
June 2018
Supreme Court Defers to Law Societies in Denial of TWU’s Law School
Professional Regulatory Alert
July 2018
Legal Cannabis: Coming to Canada on October 17, 2018
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
June 19, 2018
Professional Regulation in the Age of Social Media
Professional Regulatory Roundtable
Join the Field Law Professional Regulatory Group and your professional regulatory colleagues for another lunch time roundtable. This roundtable is designed to assist complaints directors and other regulatory professionals to navigate the issues that ca...
June 2018
A Star Extinguished: Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)
Field Law Blog
June 2018
Calgary’s Cannabis Consumption Bylaws: What You Need to Know
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
Summer 2018
To Each Their Own - Cannabis Rules and Markets to Vary by Territory
Aboriginal Business Quarterly
June 2018
Priority Among Insurers in an Alberta Rental/Leased Vehicle Claim
The Six Circles of Hell
June 2018
Introduction to Corporate Reorganizations
Presentations
Canadian Bar Association
June 2018
Of Beer and Borders
Alberta Loses Another Round In Its Support of Alberta Craft Brewers
Right now, Alberta Premier Notley and her government are thinking "stupid laws!", because they can't seem to get around the ones that affect subsidies or grants for Alberta craft brewers. Alberta's latest attempt, its 2016 Small ...
June 11, 2018
Sexual Abuse Amendments to the Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act: Implications for Regulators
Professional Regulatory Workshop
On June 1, 2018 regulators received a discussion document from Alberta Health “Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse By Regulated Health Professionals” which outlines potential amendments to the Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines...
June 2018
Smart Contracts (Part 2): Intermediaries? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Intermediaries!
June 5, 2018
A Primer – Occupational Therapy
Seminars
Insurance Seminar
Join Field Law's Sharon Stefanyk and Occupational Therapist Gillian Bagg for an opportunity to learn from an occupational therapist experienced in providing expert opinion regarding a person’s physical capacities and their ability to particip...
June 5, 2018
Cannabis in the Workplace - Implications for Northern Employers
Seminars
What Northern Employers Need to Know About Cannabis in the Workplace Join Field Law’s Labour and Employment Group for a detailed, scenario-based half-day workshop providing practical advice and useful tips to prepare your organization for situ...
June 2018
Smart Contracts as Programmatically Executable Transactions and Blockchain
Presentations
BLOCKCHAIN for Energy - Learnings from Oil and Gas Industry Applications
May 2018
Skip the Investigation and Risk Punitive Damages
Workwise
May 29, 2018
New Drone Regulations are Coming to Canada – Are You Ready for the Changes?
Seminars
Canadian Bar Association
Join Erika Carrasco to explore new drone regulations coming to Canada. Specific topics of the session will include:  What are the current Regulations in Canada and how and why are they changing?  What will this mean for lawyers n...
May 2018
Cannabis Retailers and the Layers of Regulation Impacting Sale
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
May 23, 2018
The New Alberta OHS Act: More Roles, More Obligations + Many More Pitfalls
Workshop
Join Field Law for a comprehensive half-day workshop that will prepare you for the upcoming changes to the OHS Act.  On June 1, serious changes are coming to Alberta’s occupational health and safety law. Already an onerous regulatory regi...
May 2018
Minor Injury Regulation Changes
Insurance Alert
Changes to the Minor Injury Regulation (AR 123.2004) (“MIR”) are expected shortly, which clarify certain misinterpretations of the wording of the MIR to date.
May 2018
Good News for Employers: No Unfettered Right to Use Cannabis at Work  
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
As the cloud of recreational cannabis legalization looms on the horizon, employers will face difficult situations pertaining to cannabis and the workplace. It is important to remember that just because recreational cannabis will be legal, and medically...
May 22, 2018
Definitive deference: How courts treat consultants’ decisions
The Lawyer's Daily
This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.
May 2018
What is the Duty of Care owed by Bailee of a Vehicle to Innocent Third Parties on the Road?
Insurance Alert
Does a garage owner owe a duty of care to a third party who comes onto the businesses private property, steals a vehicle and is injured in a subsequent motor vehicle accident? The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that “a business will only owe a...
May 2018
Trolls on the Bridge to Your Brand
The Medium
May 2018
Are Your Personality Rights Protected?
The Medium
May 2018
Can Smart Contracts Really be Smart?
The Medium
April 2018
Case Summary: Tree-Techol Tree Technology and Research Co. v Via Rail Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
An Insured has no obligation to include an Insurer’s subrogated claim in an action to recover losses in excess of its insurance coverage.
April 2018
Case Summary: Tuffnail et al v Meekes et al
Defence + Indemnity
A claimant is not required to sue all tort-feasors in order to collect under the OCPF 44 Endorsement (and the Alberta SEF 44 Endorsement).
April 2018
Case Summary: Oliveira v. Aviva Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a hospital insurer owed a duty to defend a hospital employee sued for the privacy tort of inclusion upon seclusion, as such was an “invasion or violation of privacy” or an “invasion o...
April 2018
Case Summary: Core Ventures Inc v Trio Chute Inc (Aluminum Planet)
Defence + Indemnity
Where the lease specifies that the Landlord is obligated to take out fire insurance, the tenant is presumed to generally from the insurance proceeds (even where the fire is caused by the tenant’s negligence) and clear language in the lease is nec...
April 2018
Case Summary: Biggar v. Enns
Defence + Indemnity
In rear-end collisions the trailing driver is not always liable; the Court is to consider the factual circumstances in each case: the speed of the trailing vehicle, the distance between the vehicles, the actions of the trailing driver before the emerge...
April 2018
Case Summary: Stefanyk v Sobeys Capital Incorporated
Defence + Indemnity
A tenant of a shopping centre may be an “occupier” of a sidewalk in front of its leased premises in some circumstances, or owe visitors a common law duty of care regarding same, but it is not negligence to put a bicycle rack at that location.
April 2018
Case Summary: Jones v. I.F. Propco
Defence + Indemnity
An Ontario court declined to order a personal injury Plaintiff who had posted pre-accident activities on her public Facebook profile to produce her  private profile, even where she planned to call witnesses to testify to the differences between he...
April 2018
Case Summary: Nasr Hospitality Services Inc. v Intact Insurance
Defence + Indemnity
The Court, applying Ontario’s appropriateness factor under the Limitations Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 24, Schedule B., found the limitations period was did not begin to run until the insurer denied the claim under the insurance policy, sometime after ...
April 2018
Case Summary: Glover v. Leaky
Defence + Indemnity
An admission of liability in an action is not a formal admission binding the party making it in a subsequent action relating to the same accident, but is only evidence in the second action to be attributed such weight as the Court decides.  Thus, ...
May 3, 2018
Don't Forget the Sanctions...
Professional Regulatory Webinar
You’ve heard all the evidence and the charges are proven. For the professional whose career is on the line, nothing could be more important than what comes next... Presented by James Casey, QC and Gregory Sim of the Field L...
May 2, 2018
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Wills, Estates + Trusts Seminar
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group and your colleagues from the non-profit sector for a complimentary lunchtime seminar. This seminar is designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding o...
April 19, 2018
Resolve to Resolve Alternatively
Professional Regulatory Roundtable Series
Join the Field Law Professional Regulatory Group and your professional regulatory colleagues for a lunchtime roundtable. This roundtable is designed to assist regulators and their staff whose mandates include resolving complaints, including by assessin...
April 2018
Cannabis Regulation in Canada’s Territories
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
Canada's plans for cannabis legalization are slowly rolling into focus. While many of the details of the regulatory framework are still under review, it is clear that the approach to regulation taken by the Provinces and Territories is mixed and di...
April 19, 2018
Weed at Work: Preparing for the Upcoming Legalization of Cannabis in Canada
Seminars
Join Trojan Safety, SIX Safety Systems and Field Law for a detailed half-day seminar providing practical advice and useful tips to prepare your organization for situations involving cannabis in the workplace. During this comprehensive half-day semin...
April 12, 2018
Women in Leadership - 11th Edition
Conferences
Leading successfully in today's environment
We live – and work – in a world, in professions, where notwithstanding the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, sexism and gender bias are alive and well. Now, more than ever, empowerment of women – and ownership by women – mat...
April 11-12, 2018
HR Undefined 2018
Conferences
HR Undefined is CPHR Alberta’s largest annual event. It provides an environment where you can learn solutions to HR challenges through professional development and networking with Alberta’s HR pros. In April 2018, Human Resources and busine...
April 2018
Cannabis: Insurance Implications
Seminars
CICMA/CIAA Education Conference
April 3, 2018
Field Law Launches 2018 Community Fund Program
Regional law firm pledges $75,000 to support community initiatives in Alberta and the Northwest Territories
Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the launch of its 6th annual Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program supports local initiatives and causes within communities in Northern and Southern Alber...
April 2018
Is Spousal Support Available After Death?
Field Law Blog
April 3, 2018
Blockchain Hype, Myths and Today’s Practical Applications
Presentations
Evening Pubinar Series (IAIA-WNC Southern Alberta)
April 2018
A Reference to Deference – The Court Weighs in on a Consultant’s Findings
Field Law Blog
Spring 2018
Cannabis in the Workplace: A Few Things Employers Might Get a Taste of
Aboriginal Business Quarterly
March 2018
Cannabis in the Workplace: A Few Things Employers Might Get a Taste of
Countdown to Cannabis Legislation
March 2018
26 (Months) is the New 24: No “Hard Cap” on Reasonable Notice Periods
Workwise Newsletter
March 2018
Rolling the Dice on Costs of Estate Litigation
Field Law Blog
March 2018
Contentious Construction Contract Clauses: Traps and Pitfalls to be Aware Of
Presentations
BUILDEX Edmonton Conference
March 2018
Unauthorized Practice: Strategies that Work
Perspectives for the Professions
March 2018
Duty of Fairness at Investigative Stage and the Importance of Cooperation in an Investigation
Perspectives for the Professions / Canadian Employment Law Today
March 2018
Reduction in Sanction on the Basis of Delay is Not Automatic
Perspectives for the Professions
March 2018
CIP Society Symposium 2018
Seminars
Emerging Risks
In July of this year, legalization of cannabis in Canada and medical cannabis in Canada will be legal.  Gain an understanding of how cannabis laws will impact various types of insurers and how policy wordings and coverage might be impacted in vari...
Winter 2018
2017 A Year in Review Seminar Series
The Field Law Labour and Employment Group presents the annual Year in Review seminars in Calgary and Edmonton. Join us for legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups in the areas of:  Occupational Health and ...
March 2018
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Administration
Field Law Blog
March 2018
Double Duty: Executors’ Tax Filing Obligations
Field Law Blog
Winter 2018
Cybersecurity for Canadian Organizations
Risks + What to Do
Digital technologies offer many benefits, but they also expose their users to an increasing range of threats with the potential not only to cripple or destroy an organization’s digital assets and data, but also to cause huge financial losses. It ...
March 2018
Mandatory Breach Reporting under PIPA and PIPEDA
February 2018
Case Summary: Hartley v Security National Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
An Ontario plaintiff was held to be able to look to his OPCF 44R insurer to pay his damages in excess of a liability cap in the U.S. state where the accident occurred up to the OPCF 44R limits but not for the plaintiff’s U.S. legal fees.
February 2018
Case Summary: Aviva Insurance Company of Canada v Intact Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
The Court held that a duty to defend was triggered by pleadings alleging an escape of fuel oil onto neighbouring property despite a pollution exclusion clause in the policies, because the pleaded facts did not allow a determination if the escape fell w...
February 2018
Case Summary: Cardinal v Alberta Motor Association Insurance Company
Defence + Indemnity
The SEF 44 Endorsement is not a standalone policy and exclusions in the underlying policy apply to it such that a claimant passenger of a stolen vehicle is entitled to benefits if he/she did not know nor ought to have known that the vehicle was stolen.
February 2018
Case Summary: Vanderveen v Waterbridge Media Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
Employing a video shot of a person jogging on a public jogging path for a commercial sales-pitch video was found to establish the privacy tort of intrusion upon seclusion.
February 2018
Case Summary: Halley v McCann
Defence + Indemnity
Where a hospital employee leaked the fact that the Plaintiff patient to family members, she was held liable for the tort of publication of embarrassing facts and damages of $7,500.00 were awarded for damages plus $1,500.00 in punitive damages.
February 2018
Case Summary: Stefanyk v Stevens
Defence + Indemnity
A tenant was found to be an “occupier” of its premises and potentially liable when a dog lunged at a party on the adjacent sidewalk, causing her to fall on the basis of allegedly having allowed a condition or activity on its premises to flo...
February 2018
Case Summary: Stevenson v Thompson
Defence + Indemnity
A Plaintiff was found by the trial judge to have exaggerated her pain levels and to have lied during Questioning and to her health care professionals but was still found at trial to be credible and honest, which resulted in the Plaintiff obtaining a fa...
February 2018
Case Summary: Alberta v Suncor Energy Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
Documents generated for an internal investigation of an accident can be protected by litigation privilege if they were created for the dominant purpose of litigation but that does not mean that every document on the investigation file is privileged &nd...
February 2018
Case Summary: Valard Construction Ltd. v Bird Construction Co.
Defence + Indemnity
Supreme Court of Canada finds obligee/trustee under a Labour and Material Payment Bond breached the fiduciary duty owed to a claimant by failing to disclose existence of the Bond.
February 2018
Protection From Discrimination in Employment – To Infinity and Beyond
Workwise Newsletter
February 2018
Jail for OHS Offences? Yes - Even if the OHS Prosecutor Didn’t Ask For it!
Workwise Newsletter
February 2018
When Calculating Lien Periods, it’s Convenient to be Prevenient
Field Law Blog
February 2018
Mitigate Before you Litigate: Recovering Damages for Renovations Gone Wrong
Field Law Blog
February 2018
Do Something! Labour and Material Payment Bonds Should Be Disclosed to Claimants
Field Law Blog
February 2018
2018 Blockchain IoT & Machine Learning
Client Events
Oil & Gas Canada
How to Manage the Legal Risk of Emerging Technologies and IoT and Reap the Benefit
February 2018
Claims for Extra Work and Back Charges: A Tale of Two Trades
Field Law Blog
February 2018
Trademarks: Use it or lose it – and prove it!
The Medium
February 2018
The Google vs. Equustek Decision: What comes next?
The Medium
February 2018
Goodbye Floppy Disk, Hello Streaming Video: Trademark Evolution, Part 2
The Medium
February 2018
You May Have to Keep Your Promises
Field Law Blog
February 2018
Neil Kathol on Global News with Nancy Hixt
Legal experts urge caution when posting online about the #MeToo movement
February 2017
Fairmont: SCC Raises Hurdle for Rectification
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 7, Number 1)
February 2018
Univar: Arm’s Length Surplus Strip Not Abusive
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 8, Number 1)
February 2018
Trust Residence Post-Fundy
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 26, Number 2)
2013-2018
Professional Regulation and Ethical Issues in the Laboratory (University of Alberta)
January 2018
Drones 101
Calgary lawyer says laws confusing but clarity is on the horizon
January 2018
Understanding Limitations of Liability: Recent Alberta and Canadian Case Law
Canadian Institute: Managing Risk in Construction Contracts & Projects Conference
2017-2018
Privacy Law for Human Resource Professionals (NAIT)
2017-2018
Privacy Fundamentals for Professional Regulators
January 2018
An Unconscionable Bargain
Field Law Blog
January 2018
Update on Conflicts of Interest Act: Deadlines Looming for Post-Secondary Institutions
January 2018
The Blockchain Patent Gold Rush
January 2018
North of 60 Series: Estate Administration in the Northwest Territories
Field Law Blog
January 2018
Contractor Know Thyself: If You Don’t, You May Lose Your Lien
Field Law Blog
January 2018
Field Law in the Calgary Herald: Nonfiction enjoys Stampede partnership
Nonfiction Studios, the Calgary creative agency responsible for Field Law’s blog and Community Fund Program website, is profiled by the Calgary Herald ahead of their 2018 partnership with the Calgary Stampede.
January 2018
Could new technology keep drones from spying on you?
Vanessa Hvratin, National Post
Erika Carrasco offers perspective on the current challenges facing the drone industry, and how new technology and privacy laws could impact future drone legislation.
January 2018
Fatal Errors: The Small Mistakes That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Lien Claim
Field Law Blog
January 2018
Field Law Announces Two Partners
Firm Welcomes Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts to its Partnership
EDMONTON – Field Law is pleased to introduce Malkit Atwal and Sharon Roberts as partners of the Firm. The addition of Malkit and Sharon to Field’s partnership is an emblem of the Firm’s growth in 2017, and its continued expansion and ...
December 2017
Termination Problems: When Can You Walk Away From a Contract?
Field Law Blog
December 2017
Through the Scratched Looking Glass: Sattva, Ledcor, Teal and Developments in the Law of Contract
Carswell Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2017
December 2017
Case Summary: Middleton v Pankhurst
Defence + Indemnity
In Ontario the Statutory Condition in an auto policy requiring that the driver be “authorized by law” to drive refers to the licensing regime such that breaching driving conditions in a probation order does not render the driver to be unaut...
December 2017
Case Summary: Economical Mutual Insurance Company v Gill
Defence + Indemnity
Where a claim is advanced against a parent in negligence for injury suffered by his child, the family member exclusion clause in the parent’s homeowner’s policy was held to exclude coverage for the parent.
December 2017
Case Summary: Co-operators General Insurance Company v. Kane
Defence + Indemnity
Where the policy excludes coverage for intentional acts, allegations of negligence relating to the same claim will not be excluded from coverage if “it is possible that they were not committed with the same intention or state of mind, being to in...
December 2017
Case Summary: Reeb v. The Guarantee Company of North America
Defence + Indemnity
An insurer-appointed defence counsel will be in conflict of interest if the interests of the insurer and the insured are not in alignment, and in such cases the Court may appoint independent counsel (an amicus curiae or Cumis counsel) to defe...
December 2017
Case Summary: Oliveira v. Aviva Canada Inc.
Defence + Indemnity
A hospital insurer was held to owe a duty to defend a hospital employee sued for the privacy tort of inclusion upon seclusion, as such was an “invasion or violation of privacy” or an “invasion or violation of a right of privacy, withi...
December 2017
Case Summary: Hobin v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Defence + Indemnity
The 2009 amendments to the Traffic Safety Act and the Insurance Act with respect to the liability of a renter, lessor or lender of a vehicle were intended to cap their vicarious liability for the driver’s negligence at $1 mill...
December 2017
Case Summary: Larizza v. The Royal Bank of Nova Scotia
Defence + Indemnity
A landlord conducting a credit check on a prospective tenant without their knowledge or consent does not amount to the privacy tort of intrusion upon seclusion, as the Ontario statute authorized a credit check in the circumstances and a reasonable pers...
December 2017
Case Summary: R v Shah
Defence + Indemnity
After the first reported decision on drones in Canada, the drone operator was found guilty of flying his drone "in a manner hazardous or likely hazardous to aviation safety" under section 602.45 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations ...
December 2017
Case Summary: Baker v Poucette
Defence + Indemnity
Where a plaintiff is held to suffer a negative loss (i.e. has had a “gain”) under one head of damage, that gain is not to be offset or deducted from another head of damage where the plaintiff has suffered a loss.
December 2017
2017 Post-Secondary Summit Recap
December 12
If You Haven't Heard About the Upcoming Changes to the Alberta Employment Standards Regulation,  You Need to Read This!
Workwise Newsletter
December 2017
Unilaterally amending payment terms by conduct alone…Nice try!
December 2017
A Different Kind of Joint Problem
Field Law Blog
December 2017
R v Jarvis: Is There a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Schools?
Workwise Newsletter
December 2017
Employment Standards Code Changes are Effective January 1: Are You Ready?
Workwise Newsletter
November 30, 2017
Post-Secondary Summit
Conferences
Join us for our second annual summit to focus and collaborate on legal issues facing Alberta's post-secondary institutions. Click here to view the brochure.  Click here to register.   
November 2017
The Devil is in the Drafting: Is an Estate Entitled to Spousal Support Payments?
Field Law Blog
November 2017
Bill 30 Overhauls Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act
November 2017
It’s Your Funeral, but Who Calls the Shots?
Field Law Blog
November 2017
Bill 27: Expansion of the Conflicts of Interest Act to Public Agencies
November 2017
Field Law at CBA West 2017
The Alberta and British Columbia branches of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) are teaming up to present “CBA West 2017”, an exciting new legal conference for lawyers practicing in Western Canada. The conference will take place in Las Vega...
November 2017
Legally Using Drones in Construction - How to Maximize Profit while Minimizing Risk
Presentations
BUILDEX Calgary
November 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC recognized with a Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award
For Leadership in the Profession in Private Practice
Sandra Corbett, QC, has won a 2017 Women In Law Leadership (WILL) Award in the area of Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice). The Award recognizes and applauds lawyers in private practice who has shown extraordinary leadership and a commitmen...
November 2017
My Last Will and Textament
Field Law Blog
November 2017
Legal eagle to explain how to soar like a drone properly
Peter Caulfield, Journal of Commerce
Ahead of Calgary Buildex 2017, Erika Carrasco provides background on her presentation on safe, legal use of drones: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No It's a Drone! Legal Know-how for Successful Use and Operation of UAVs on Construction and Comm...
November 2017
Aboriginal Business Structures
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
November 2017
Discipline Hearing Processes
Seminars
Professional Investigation and Discipline Procedures Workshop, Regina, SK
November 2017
Decision Writing
Seminars
Professional Investigation and Discipline Procedures Workshop, Regina, SK
October 2017
The Brick Warehouse LP v Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Birss v Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Club
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
(Don’t) Live Together, Love Together
Field Law Blog
October 2017
Hudye Inc v Rosowsky
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Bruff-Murphy v Gunawardena
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
Case Summary: Vermilion & District Housing Foundation v Binder Construction Limited
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
October 2017
No Loyalty Program for Drugs: Court Confirms Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements
Professional Regulatory Alert
October 2017
Failure to Investigate Not Fatal to Just Cause Termination
Workwise Newsletter
October 2017
You Can Ask for Advice and Directions
Field Law Blog
October 2017
Times They Are A Changin': Drastic Changes to Alberta's Work Laws Are Upon Us
Seminars
The provincial government's new Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act has introduced profound changes to Alberta's Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code. Some changes are already in effect, and some come into effect on January 1...
October 2017
Perspectives on Transparency for Professional Regulators
Conferences
The Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) Conference, Halifax, NS
October 2017
Legalized Recreational Marijuana in Alberta - Is Your Workplace Prepared?
The Advisor
October 2017
Field Law brings ideas and energy to Opportunities North 2017
Creating and expanding economic opportunities for northern communities in Canada
As Canada’s economy continues to slowly recover from an ongoing global downturn, questions remain about how our country will address longstanding issues of unemployment and a lack of opportunity in our northern communities.  As a business in...
October 2017
Field Law Lawyers and Department recognized in Chambers Canada 2018 Guide
Field Law is pleased to announce that it has been listed in the Chambers Canada 2018 guide as having a “Highly Regarded Corporate/Commercial” Department in Alberta.Additionally, the following lawyers have been ranked: L. Frank Molnar, Q...
October 2017
What Evidence is Required to Implement Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies in Safety Sensitive Workplaces?
2013-2017
Legalities of Nursing (University of Alberta)
September 2017
The Relationship Between Council and the Chief Executive Officer
Perspectives for the Professions
September 2017
Importance of Clear Guidelines and Policies
Perspectives for the Professions
September 2017
Standing of Complainants on Judicial Review
Perspectives for the Professions
September 2017
A. Danielle Bourgeois honoured by University of Alberta
Field Law lawyer and former Pandas hockey player inducted into the Sports Wall of Fame
A. Danielle Bourgeois, '05 BA, '09 LLB, will be inducted in the University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame for her leadership in university sport. President David H. Turpin presented Danielle with her award on September 25, 2017 at the Northern Alberta ...
September 2017
Without Prejudice: An Invisibility Cloak for a Mature World
Workwise Newsletter
September 2017
Time is Tickin’ — Limitation Periods and Your Lien
September 2017
Autonomous Vehicle Law: The Current Legal Landscape
Presentations
The National Public Sector Lawyers Forum
September 2017
Your Career May Be An Open Book: Privacy and Regulatory Investigations
The CAP Monitor
September 2017
The Next Industrial Revolution: How IoT Will Change the Way People Live, Work & Play
Presentations
SCG Legal Annual Meeting
August 2017
Defence + Indemnity - August 2017
August 28, 2017
Maggie Rabinovitz joins Field Law's Calgary Team
Firm expands corporate law and real estate practice
CALGARY – Field Law has welcomed Maggie Rabinovitz to the Field Law office in Calgary. This new addition to the Field Law Calgary team aligns with the Firm’s commitment to delivering personalized service to our clients.  With prior ...
August 2017
Accommodating Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace
Presentation
August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2018 Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...
August 2017
Case Summary: Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corp. v. Able Eavestroughing Ltd.
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench finds CRA entitled to priority to “earned but unpaid” contract funds held by obligee (over the surety who had paid out labour and material payment bond claims after principal’s default)
August 2017
Terminated Employee Awarded Aggravated Damages for Employer's Conduct
Workwise
August 14, 2017
Field Law welcomes Jennifer Marshall to Business Law Group
Firm welcomes new mergers and acquisition lawyer to its Calgary office
CALGARY – Field Law welcomes Jennifer Marshall to their Calgary office. Jennifer joins the firm’s Business Law Group as their newest lawyer.  Field Law continues its expansion and diversification in key industries including energy and ...
August 2017
Tips & Traps – Partial Payment from the 10% Holdback
August 2017
LESA Estate Administration Fundamentals
Presentations
July 2017
“A rose by any other name? Not so!”: The critical role of “improvement” in the Builders’ Lien Act
July 2017
Mistakes and Builders’ Liens: Fixable or Fatal?
July 2017
Things Left Unsaid – Determining Price Adjustment resulting from Scope Changes
July 2017
Estimates: How Important Are They Really?
July 2017
Summary Judgment: Shortcut to Payment?
July 21, 2017
Field Law Announces Northern Alberta Award Winners of the 2017 Field Law Community Fund Program
Fifth year of program breaks public voting records to support community initiatives in Northern Alberta
Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the Northern Alberta winners of the Field Law Community Fund Program (“the Program”). This year, the Program celebrated its fifth year of supporting local community...
July 17, 2017
Field Law Announces Award Winners of the 2017 Field Law Community Fund Program
Fifth year of program breaks public voting records to support community initiatives in the NWT
Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the Northwest Territories winners of the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). This year, the Program celebrated its fifth year of supporting local community initiati...
July 2017
How Key is the Employee? Identifying When an Employee is a Fiduciary
Workwise
July 2017
Alberta’s Highest Court Clarifies OHS Law: Privilege Must Be Proven
Labour and Employment Alert
July 6, 2017
Field Law Announces Award Winners of the 2017 Field Law Community Fund Program
Fifth year of program breaks public voting records to support community initiatives in Calgary area
Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, is excited to announce the Southern Alberta winners of the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). This year, the Program celebrated its fifth year of supporting local community initiatives i...
June 2017
Defence + Indemnity - June 2017
June 2017
Define Who Your Children Are In Your Will
Field Law Blog
June 2017
The King of Pop on Death and Taxes
Field Law Blog
June 2017
Certain Earnings During Notice Period Not Considered Mitigation
Workwise
June 2017
“Fiduciary Duty” as an Ingredient of the Pension “Mélange”
Presentations
June 2017
First Calgarian convicted for flying drone wins new trial after appeal
Shawn Logan, Calgary Herald
Erika Carrasco grants insight into the complexities of UAV Regulations in Canada, and her involvement as counsel in the appeal of the first person in Calgary charged under those Regulations.
June 2017
Business Succession and Tax Planning Strategies
Conferences
June 2017
US Drone Registry is Shot Down
By Richard Stobbe In response to the proliferation of recreational drones in American skies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced a rule known as the “Registration Rule” in 2015. The rule required drone owners to register their drones ...
June 2017
Accessing Capital for Equity Partnerships
Presentations
Finance and Tax Essentials for Indigenous Economic Ventures, Resource Development and Projects
June 2017
Copyright in Seismic Data is Confirmed
By Richard Stobbe In a decision last year, GSI (Geophysical Service Incorporated) sued to win control over seismic data that it claimed to own. GSI used copyright principles to argue that by creating databases of seismic data, it was the proper owner o...
June 2017
Is Software Patentable? Recent US Case Law Offers a Glimmer of Hope
June 2017
Update on Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act
Workwise Newsletter
June 2017
The Canadian Free Trade Agreement – “Old Wine in New Bottles” for Labour Mobility
Professional Regulatory Alert
June 2017
Cyber Liability and Privacy
Seminars
June 2017
Case Update for Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Workwise Newsletter
June 2017
Government of Canada Suspends CASL's Private Right of Action Provisions
June 2017
Discussion of the Edmonton School District No. 7 v. Dorval Decision
A discussion of what kind of flexibility do educators have to disagree with administration before it turns into insubordination? Do school educators have academic freedom and if so, how far does it go?
June 2017
“I googled it”: Generic Words and Trademark Rights
The Medium
June 2017
Is Software Patentable? Recent US Case Law Offers a Glimmer of Hope
The Medium
June 2017
Non-Competition Clauses: Enforceable or Just for Show?
The Medium
May 2017
Financial and Tax Essentials in First Nations Land and Resource Development – Revenue Sharing, Equity Participation, Financial Governance Structures and More
Presentations
May 2017
Copyright Infringement on a Website: the risks of scraping and framing
By Richard Stobbe If photos are available on the internet, then… they’re free for the taking, right? Wait, that’s not how copyright law works? In the world of copyright, each original image theoretically has an “author” who created the image, and is th...
May 2017
Registrations closes May 31 for ELLA's 15th Annual HeadStart Program
Edmonton Law Libraries Association is proud to present the 15th Annual HeadStart ProgramFrom request to memo, follow the trail of legal research including finding articles, books, case law, and legislation. Research professionals will provide tips, tri...
May 2017
If It Looks like a Duck: British Columbia Court of Appeal Rules on Title Use
Professional Regulatory Alert
May 2017
Province Announces New Partnership with Police to Investigate Serious Workplace Safety Incidents
Workwise
May & June 2017
Complex Facts & Contested Evidence: No Longer a Hurdle for Summary Judgment?
May 2017
Highlights of Bill 17: Alberta’s Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act ​
May.June 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace
Seminars
May 2017
Legislation Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images
May 2017
Case Summary: MJ Limited (MJ Trucking) v. Prairie Mountain Construction (2010) Inc.
Construction Law Letter
Registering a lien against the wrong lands: fatal or repairable? See page 13.
May 2017
Transfer-Pricing Penalty Update
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 7, Number 2)
May 2017
Hybrid Sales
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 25, Number 5)
April 2017
Defamation with the Click of a Mouse: Assessing Damages
By Richard Stobbe In the midst of a challenging period for a condominium owners association in a property located in Costa Rica, the president of the association resigned in frustration. Someone had overheard a rumour that the president resigned becaus...
April.May 2017
Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
Seminars
April 2017
Patent Infringement for Listing on eBay?
By Richard Stobbe A patent owner notices that knock-off products are listed for sale on eBay. The knock-offs appear to infringe his patent. When eBay refuses to remove the allegedly infringing articles. The patent owner sues eBay for patent infringemen...
April 2017
Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining
April 2017
LESA Seminar on Estate Litigation Fundamentals
Seminars
April 2017
Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Regulators Have Broad Authority and Discretion to Fulfil Mandate
Professional Regulatory Alert
April 2017
Taking the High Road: the Federal Framework and Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana
April 2017
Reviews of Workplace Legislation Underway in Alberta
April 2017
Family Status Accommodation: Where Are We Now?
March 2017
Canadian Copyright & Breach of Technological Protection Measures (TPMs): $12.7 million in Damages
By Richard Stobbe It’s always exciting when there’s a new decision about an obscure 5-year old subsection of the Copyright Act! Back in 2012, Canada changed its Copyright Act to try and drag it into the 21st century. Among the 2012 changes were provisi...
March 2017
Interim Canadian drone rules launched
By Richard Stobbe As the recreational and commercial use of drones expands, the calls for a regulatory framework have grown louder. The Canadian federal government has, until last week, taken the simple approach of prohibiting the use of UAVs: “No pers...
March 2017
Bequest Management for Charities in Canada (2nd Edition)
Contributing Author - Predrag Tomic
Written for charities and their advisors, this book is a great legal and practical guide on managing bequests. Along with Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, the second edition has been expanded to include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the eastern pro...
March 2017
Experimental Use of an Invention
By Richard Stobbe Inventors must take care that their invention is “new” for it to be patentable. That means the invention hasn’t been disclosed to the public. Trade show announcements, press releases, publications, offering the invention for sale – al...
March 2017
Intersection of Family and Criminal Law
March 2017
Don’t Skimp on Statutory Minimums: Drafting an Enforceable Termination Clause
Workwise Newsletter
March 2017
Labour and Employment Year in Review 2016
Seminars
February 2017
Defence + Indemnity - February 2017
February 2017
Alberta Law Clarified on Scope of Good Faith in Contract and Incentive Pay Eligibility
Workwise Newsletter
February 2017
Another Canadian Decision Reaches Outside Canada
By Richard Stobbe This fascinating Ontario case deals with an Alberta-based individual who complained of certain material that was re-published on the website Globe24h.com based in Romania. The server that hosted the website was located in Romania. The...
February 2017
5 Tips to Avoid Constructive Dismissal Claims
Workwise
February 2017
VCC vs. VCC: Where's the Confusion?
. By Richard Stobbe When we’re talking about trademarks, at which point do we measure whether there is confusion in the mind of the consumer? We reviewed this issue in 2015 (See: No copyright or trademark protection for metatags). In that earlier decis...
February 2017
Pension Potpourri
Presentations
February 2017
Recent Changes in Canadian Immigration Law and Policy
Seminars
February 2017
The MIR and the Charter
January 2017
CPP Disability Benefits: To Deduct or Not to Deduct
January 22, 2017
Our Calgary and Edmonton Offices Have Moved!
Click through to update your records with our new addresses:CALGARY OFFICE (as of January 23, 2017)400 - 444 7 AVE SWCalgary AB T2P 0X8EDMONTON OFFICE (as of December 12, 2016)2500 - 10175 101 ST NWEdmonton AB T5J 0H3Please note phone numbers and ema...
January 2017
Case Summary: Third Party Accreditation
Perspectives for the Professions
January 2017
Case Summary: Test for Interim Conditions
Perspectives for the Professions
January 2017
Joint Submissions on Sanction: The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Amount of Deference that Should be Given
Perspectives for the Professions
2009-Present
Legal Issues in Dentistry
1991-1996
Bar Admission Course - Business Law Section
December 2016
Defence + Indemnity - December 2016
December 2016
The Time of Year for Holiday Cheer: A Few Things for Employers to Keep in Mind
November - December 2016
Family Status Accommodation Seminars
November 2016
Farm Workers in Western Canada
November 2016
Thinking of Immigrating to Canada?
November 2016
CASL News: The CRTC Provides Long-Awaited Guidance on Implied Consent and the Assessment of Administrative Monetary Penalties
November 2016
The Resignation Trap: Avoiding Unwanted Consequences When an Employee Resigns
November 2016
Reorganization Following Arm’s Length Purchase Found Abusive
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 6, Number 4)
October 2016
Defence + Indemnity - October 2016
October 2016
Court of Appeal Recognizes Regulator's Robust Implied Power in Name of Public Protection
Professional Regulatory Alert
October 2016
Being a mentor - it's good for you too
October 2016
Civil Litigation in Alberta - Surprises, Secrets and Strategies
Presentations
October 2016
Drone Regulations and the Evolving Legal Implications
October 2016
Drones
September 2016
States' Response to Evolving Drone Issues
October 2016
Professional Regulatory Workshop: Assessing Credibility: More Art Than Science
Seminars
October 2016
Field Law: A Conversation with Northern Business
September 30, 2016
Field Law Recognized by Chambers Canada
Regional firm earns inclusion in Chambers Canada directory
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce their recent inclusion in the Chambers Canada Directory.Field Law was listed in Chambers Canada 2016 as a “Highly Regarded Corporate/Commercial” fi...
September 2016
An Update to our Latest Article on Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory
September 2016
Ledcor: Taming Sattva’s Wild Horse of Contractual Interpretation for Standard Form Contracts
September 2016
Ownership of Copyright in Software
September 2016
The Wild West: Drone Laws and Privacy in Canada
September 2016
Post-Grant Patent Amendment - Canadian and US Options
September 2016
Alberta Minimum Wage Increases Affect All Foreign Workers, Especially Caregivers
September 2016
Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory
September 2016
Alberta's Minimum Wage is on the Rise
September 2016
Cyberbullying IRL
September 2016
5C - The Rise of the Drones - Liability and Insurance Implications
September 2016
Long Lasting and Difficult to Eradicate: An Update on General Damages Awards for Chronic Pain in Alberta
September 2016
Recognizing and Accommodating Employees in Mental Distress
September 2016
The Anatomy of Medical Malpractice Litigation
August 2016
Defence + Indemnity - August 2016
August 2016
Promising Updates to Royalty Programs - Energy Industry at a Crossroad
August 2016
Canada Labour Code Clarified: Supreme Court Rules That Non-Unionized Employees Can Only Be Dismissed with Cause
August 2016
Employer-Doctor Relationship: Obtaining and Responding to Medical Information
August 2016
Transfer-Pricing Penalties Now at Issue
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 6, Number 3)
July 28, 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 proje...
July 2016
Alberta Government Updating 2004 Auto Insurance Reforms
July 19, 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 ...
July 2016
Police Access to Accused Statements to the Insurer
July 2016
If Your Expert Doesn’t Know the Product he is Testifying on, You’re Gonna Have a Bad Time
July 2016
One Small Step - Alberta Energy Regulator Makes Change to Interim Measures
July 8, 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 init...
July 2016
The Alberta Energy Regulator Makes Waves with its Response to the Redwater Decision
July 2016
The Redwater Decision: The Alberta Energy Regulator - Trumped by Federal Bankruptcy Law
July 2016
Why Every Parent in Alberta Should Have a Will
July 2016
A Binding "Clickwrap Agreement" From Paper?
June 2016
Defence + Indemnity - June 2016
June 2016
Counsel Comments: Lum v. Alberta Dental Association and College (Review Panel), 2016 ABCA 154
June 2016
Performance Reviews: Check-Ups Keep Regulators Running in Top Condition
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
June 2016
Case Summary: Duty to Cooperate with Regulator
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
June 2016
Case Summary: Good Character Requirement
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
June 2016
State of the Nation: Canada’s Immigration System
June 2016
New Essential Services Legislation Now In Force
June 2016
Clarifying Irving: Can an Alberta Employer Implement a Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy in a Safety Sensitive Workplace?
June 2016
The Redwater Decision: The Alberta Energy Regulator - Trumped by Federal Bankruptcy Law
June 2016
From Start to Finish - Business Development and Project Management
June 2016
Examining the Changing Legal Landscape
June 2016
Intensive Trial Advocacy Course
June 2016
Crime and Punishment: Workplace responses when employees face criminal charges
June 2016
From Conflict to Calm: Dealing with High-Conflict Behaviour in the Workplace: Questions and Legal Issues about Workplace Conflict
June 2016
Case Summary: HOOPP Realty Inc. v. The Guarantee Company of North America
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
Obligee's claim against surety can survive despite Obligee's claim against principal being unenforceable as a result of wording of completion agreement.
May 2016
Alberta LTD ruling offers lessons about exclusions for pre-existing conditions
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 initiativ...
May 2016
Sit Back and Relax - Is there a Duty to Mitigate after Termination of a Fixed-Term Contract?
May 2016
Selected Cross-Border Issues of Interest for Canadians Investing Abroad
Presentations
Canadian Bar Association
May 2016
Court of Appeal Confirms Deference Owed to Registration Decisions and Explores Meaning of "Good Character and Reputation"
Professional Regulatory Alert
May 2016
Prohibition on Pharmacy Inducements Beyond College of Pharmacists’ Authority
Professional Regulatory Alert
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close To Your Vest
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close to Your Vest - Protecting Confidentiality for Statements
May 2016
Medical Marijuana:  Workplace Implications for Drug Testing, Zero Tolerance and Accommodation
May 2016
Bad Faith and Disability Insurance: Update, Traps and Tips
May 2016
Keeping Your Cards Close to Your Vest - Protecting Confidentiality for Statements
May 2016
Disappearing Drills in the Dominion - Cross-Border Evidentiary Considerations When Confronting Loss or Destruction of Evidence in Canada
April 2016
Defence + Indemnity - April 2016
April 2016
Restoring the Balance: Lessons from the Human Rights Appeal of Mihaly v Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta 2016 ABQB 6
Perspectives for the Professions Newsletter
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 communit...
April 4, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brad McFadden to the Energy Group
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 s...
April 2016
Social Networking in Litigation
April 2016
Alberta Energy Regulator Compliance Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry
April 2016
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
March 2016
What's to Come
March 2016
Donald Drumpf - Good for Canadian Immigration
March 2016
Refugee Resettlement
March 2016
Dependent Contractors Awarded 26 Months' Reasonable Notice
March 2016
Dempsey v. Bagley, 2016 ABQB 124 - Lessors of Vehicles Still Vulnerable Under Workers Compensation Act
February 2016
What Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends - Part Three: Rescission
March 16, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Kathleen Shannon to the Energy Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome Kathleen Shannon as an energy regulatory lawyer to the Firm, effective March 16, 2016.Kathleen is also a qualified Engineer. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Association of Professional Engineers an...
March 2016
Significant Consequences Mean Significant Procedural Rights: Alberta Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Procedural Fairness in Incapacity Assessments
Professional Regulatory Alert
March 2016
Four Reasons You Should File Now
March 2016
Competing After Employment (Part Two)
The Medium
March 1, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brittney Tetz to the Business Law Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome Brittney Tetz as an Associate with the Business Law Group, effective March 1, 2016.Brittney joins Field Law from an Edmonton-based firm where she held a general solicitor’s practice. Her practice at Field will focus on c...
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
March 2016
Human Rights: 5 Top Cases from 2015
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
March 2016
Malpractice Litigation: Making Your Way Through a Lawsuit Without  Skipping a (heart) Beat
March 2016
Intellectual Property for Designers
March 2016
When the Police Come Knocking: Police  Access to Airbag Control Module Data and the Insured’s Statements
March 2016
Trademarks and Copyright
February 2016
Defence + Indemnity - February 2016
February 2016
The Regulator Knows Best: British Columbia Court of Appeal Upholds Bylaws Prohibiting Customer Incentive Programs
Professional Regulatory Alert
Feb 2016
Case Summary: Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel
Defence + Indemnity Newsletter
The relationship between trust and lien claims under Provincial builders' lien legislation.
February 2016
Stories of Survival Workshop - Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Edmonton
We would like to let everyone know about an upcoming workshop being held in Edmonton: Stories of Survival Workshop Date: Tuesday March 8, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Place: Holiday Inn Express Downtown, Salon A Topic: Stories of Surviv...
February 2016
Why You Should Act Now to Protect Your Intellectual Property in Canada
February.March 2016
BIG Updates: Field's Year in Review
February 2016
BIG Alert
Program Delivery Update for the Artists
February 2016
Recruiting Temporary Foreign Workers
Seminars
February 1, 2016
Congratulations to 2016 Queen’s Counsel Appointee Sandeep K. Dhir, QC
Field Law is proud to announce that Sandeep K. Dhir, has been recognized for his legal achievements by appointment as Queen’s Counsel.“This year’s Queen’s Counsel appointees have demonstrated their commitment to enhancing our province’s justice system....
Febraury 2016
Everyone is Watching: Social Media and Litigation
February 2016
Workplace Harassment: Best Practices for Employers
February 2016
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
February 2016
River Deep, Deductible High: Home Owners and Condo Insurance
February 2016
Stop - Before You Break New Laws
February 2016
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
February 2016
Temporary Foreign Workers: Best Practices for Employer Compliance
Seminars
January 2016
The House Proposes the Legalization of Euthanasia in Canada
2016 Alberta Law Conference Luncheon Debate
January 2016
Alberta Court Determines APEGA’s Registration Examinations Are Not Discriminatory
Professional Regulatory Alert
January 2016
Gender Identity and Gender Expression Are Now Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination Under The Alberta Human Rights Act
January 2016
The Role of the Board - Practical Strategies to Add Value and Minimize Risk
Presentations
January 2016
Malpractice Litigation: Trading your OR Scrubs for a Lawsuit
January 2016
Stop - Before You Break New Laws
2016
Practice Fundamentals
Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education 
June 2016
Accident Investigations
January 2016
Hiring or Contracting International Performing Artists?
December 2015
Case Summary: Liability of Regulators for Negligence
December 2015
Professional Regulation and Ungovernability
December 2015
How Not to Regulate the Profession: Findings of Discrimination at B.C. Veterinary Body Offers Cautionary Tale
December 2015
Three Ways to Divide the Family Business Pie
December 2016
New Job Bank January 31, 2016
December 2015
Express Entry Review
December 2015
Strengthened Rules Around Canadian Citizenship
December 2015
Small Changes Big Impacts
December 2015
Beware the AMP
December 2015
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Expected to Reopen January 27, 2016
December 2015
Updated Caregiver Program
December 2015
Patent Law, Software Licensing and IT Transactions
December 2015
Patent Law, Software Licensing and IT Transactions
December 2015
Legal Developments in Public Construction Procurement
November 2015
Defence + Indemnity - November 2015
November 16, 2015
Field Law Announces Addition of John McGee to the Business Law Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome John McGee as an Associate with the Business Law Group, effective November 16, 2015.John joins Field Law from an Edmonton-based firm where his practice included real estate and corporate/commercial law. He has extensive ...
November 9, 2015
Field Law Announces Addition of Gordon Van Vliet to the Business Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome Gord Van Vliet as a Partner in the Business Group, effective November 2, 2015.Gord’s primary practice area is real estate law and he joins Field Law from a multinational law firm. He was called to the Alberta bar in 2000...
November 2015
LegalAve - Alberta family law information
Marsha Guthrie, Manager, Implementation and Partnerships with the Alberta Legal Information Society and Julie Rainey of Alberta Law Libraries for sending the following my way:New free website for Albertans dealing with family law issues: LegalAveLegalA...
November 2, 2015
Field Law Welcomes Bill Hopkins as Chief Operating Officer
Field Law is pleased to announce that Bill Hopkins will be joining our administrative team as Chief Operating Officer, effective November 2, 2015.Bill joins Field Law with over 30 years of experience in law firm management and in other senior level fin...
November 2015
The IAP Completion Strategy
The Independent Assessment Process (IAP) for people with IRS abuse claims is coming to an end. The vast majority (approximately 87%) of people with abuse claims have now had those claims resolved through the IAP. Field Law now expects to have all its...
November 2015
Everyone is Watching - Social Media and Litigation
November 2015
Drafting Your First Will
November 2015
Terminology in Medical Malpractice Questioning
November 2015
Top Ten Developments in Intellectual Property Law
November 2015
Tendering Law Post Bhasin v. Hyrnew
October 2015
Police and Adjuster Statements – Admissible or Not?
October 2015
Case Summary: Expired Appeals
October 2015
Case Summary: Standard of Review in Discipline Matter
October 2015
Requirement on Regulator to Follow Policies
October 2015
Occupational Health & Safety
October 2015
Harassing Comments Are No Joke: Employer Ordered to Pay Employee $7,500
October 2015
Canadian Association of Law Libraries call for conference proposals
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to speak with members of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries about the synergies between knowledge management, law librarianship and process improvement.  I hope to speak on similar issues at the CALL Conferen...
October 7, 2015
Mike Casey Awarded the 2015 Johnson Award
Field Law would like to congratulate Mike Casey on his 2015 Johnson Award from Queen's University.Mike received this honour for his distinguished career in Law, his lifelong contributions to both the Queen’s and Calgary communities, including the Calga...
October 1, 2015
Field Law welcomes Alain Chiasson to Yellowknife Office
YELLOWKNIFE - Field Law is pleased to announce that Alain Chiasson has joined the Yellowknife team as a lawyer in Field Law’s Business Law Group. Alain’s arrival establishes Field Law as having the most lawyers serving the Northwest Territories.Followi...
October 2015
Starting, Buying or Selling a Business? Legal and Practical Pointers
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
October 2015
Alberta Law Enforcement Professionals Have Unique Challenges - It's Time for a Debrief
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
October 2015
Traps and Tools: School Administration and the Legalities of Bullying
October 2015
Is your Workplace Toxic?
October 2015
Nursing Documentation and the Use of EMR in ICU Care
October 2015
Perspectives on Disruptive Behaviour
October 2015
CGL Policies - Basic Information and Current Trends
October 2015
A Lay of the Land – Immigration and Changes to the International Workers Regime for 2015 and Beyond
September 2015
October 2015 Brings Key Upcoming Employer Obligations: Minimum Wage Increases and Federal Election Responsibilities
September.October 2015
LESA Seminar on Estate Accounting
Seminars
September 2015
Forum Selection in Online Terms
September 15, 2015
Field Law Announces Expansion of Energy Services with New Leader, New Offerings
Clifford D. Johnson, QC, ICD.D, joins Field Law as Energy Group Leader as firm enhances energy service offerings
CALGARY (September 15, 2015) – Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is proud to announce that Clifford D. Johnson, QC, ICD.D has joined the firm as the Energy Group Leader in its Calgary office. Johnson join...
September 2015
1,500 Hearings Completed!
Field Law celebrates completing 1500 IAP Hearings for residential school survivors, with a trip to Fort Edmonton Park on August 14, 2015.
September 2015
Social Media and the Law
September 2015
Conducting Business and Industry Research
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is advertising some upcoming webinars that will be useful for anyone who has a market research need:Conducting Business and Industry Research - September 29, 2015, 1:00pm to 2:30pm ESTSummary:This webinar provi...
September 2015
Environmental Sensitivity and the Duty to Accommodate
September 2015
The "New Labour Trilogy" from the Supreme Court of Canada
September 2015
Technology Escrow Agreements
September 2015
Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Best Practices When Using the Program as a Temporary Solution
August 2015
No copyright or trademark protection for metatags
September 2015
Determining Reasonable Notice: Is Character of Employment a Less Important Factor?
August 24, 2015
Field Law Recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers and Lexpert Rankings
Regional firm earns inclusion in Chambers Canada directory
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce their recent inclusion in the following national rankings: Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada© and The Canadian Legal Lexpert™ Directory.For...
July 31, 2015
Field Law Community Fund Program Awards $40,000 to Northern Alberta Winners
Regional law firm donates funds to local Northern Alberta community initiatives for third year
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is proud to be celebrating its 100 year anniversary by donating $100,000 to initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories via the annual Field Law Communit...
July 2015
When is an Employee’s Disability a Factor in his Dismissal?
July 23, 2015
Field Law Community Fund Program Awards $20,000 to 2015 Winners
Regional law firm donates funds to local Northwest Territories community initiatives for third year
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is proud to be celebrating its 100 year anniversary by granting $100,000 to initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories via the annual Field Law Communit...
July 2015
FIELD LAW IS STILL ACCEPTING CLAIMS
If you submitted an IAP claim on your own before the September 19, 2012 deadline, and are now looking for a lawyer to handle your IAP claim, please contact us today. We continue to accept new clients and are working hard to represent all claimants who ...
July 2015
Supreme Court of Canada to Determine if the Canada Labour Code Grants Non-Unionized Employees a "Right to the Job"
July 2015
One Number to Rule Them All: The New Common Business Number Act
July 2015
Question Everything… Except the Witness - Tips on Maintaining Impartiality From R. v. Crawford, 2015 ABCA 175
July 2015
Thou Shalt Not Deceive: The New Commandment for Canadian Business
July 2015
Canada Labour Code Does not Grant Non-Unionized Employees a "Right to the Job"
July 6, 2015
Field Law Community Fund Program Awards $40,000 to Southern Alberta Winners
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is proud to be celebrating its 100 year anniversary by granting $100,000 to initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories via the annual Field Law Communit...
July 2015
Porter Airlines Pays $150,000 for Alleged Violations of Canada's AntiSpam Legislation (CASL)
June 2015
Merely a Witness? The Uncertain Rights of a Complainant in Disciplinary Proceedings
June 2015
Mediation: Putting the Resolution of Claims Back in the Hands of the Parties
June 2015
Hard Hitting Damage Awards: The Reasons Behind the Climbing Numbers
June 2015
Dropping Dead: Rule 4.33
June 2015
Nursing Documentation
June 2015
Mediation: Putting the Resolution of Claims Back in the Hands of the Parties
May 27, 2015
Field Law Community Fund Program Seeks Community Input to Select Program Finalists
Regional law firm opens voting phase to public with $100,000 available for distribution in celebration of firm's 100th year anniversary
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, requests the community’s input in helping determine what community causes or ideas should be awarded funds through the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The...
May 2015
Alberta Legislation Curtailing the Right to Strike is Struck Down
May 2015
Alberta Courts Enforce Fair Access to the Professions: Farhat v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
May 2015
Workforce Strategies During the Economic Downturn
May 2015
Workforce Strategies During the Economic Downturn
May 2015
Workforce Strategies During the Economic Downturn
May 2015
Diminished Value Hits a Wall
April 2015
"Full and final settlement of any and all claims" – not so, says the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal
April 2015
Texas Justice Provides an Evidence Solution
The Medium
April 2015
Competing After Employment (Part One)
The Medium
April 2015
Diminished Value:  Recent Court Decisions Reveal a Changing Landscape in Alberta on Determining How Much a Vehicle Involved in an Accident is Worth
April 2015
Drilling Down: Oil Prices and Innovation
The Medium
April 2015
Social Networking in Litigation for Legal Education Society of Alberta
April 8, 2015
Field Law Launches Third Year of Community Fund Program with Additional Funding in Celebration of 100th Anniversary
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is excited to announce the launch of the 2015 Field Law Community Fund Program. The Program supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities Field La...
April 2015
Changes to Court Fees in Alberta
April 2015
Commissioners of Oaths in Alberta Have New Rules
~ a slightly modified Slaw.ca post~Waaaay back in 2013 there was an Alberta Bill passed that consolidated the Notaries Public Act and the Commissioners for Oaths Act. These two pieces of legislation are in place to make the rules for notarizing and com...
April 2015
Duties of Attorneys and Agents
April 2015
Duties of Attorneys and Agents
April 2015
Intellectual Property for Brand Professionals
April 2015
Navigating the Provincial Court (Civil)
March 2015
Celebrating achievment
I have been a very quiet blogger lately with a reasonably good excuse.  Since the beginning of August, 2014, I have been working to achieve certification in Lean Six Sigma. As of last Sunday, the formal part of my education in this discipline is now co...
March 2015
One Thousand Completed Claims!
The Field Law IRS Team celebrates its’ 1000th closed file with a segway tour in Edmonton’s river valley.
March 2015
Are Restrictive Covenants in Sale Agreements Enforceable?
March 2015
What Happens When a Franchise Agreement Ends, Part Two: Cancellation
March 2015
Minor Settlements - Beware of the Pitfalls
March 2015
"Employed" in Name Only - An Employer’s Duty to Provide Work
March 2015
Recent Developments in the Canadian Law of Contract
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
March 2015
Identity Theft, Cyber Bullies, Data Breach and more
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
March 2015
Workforce Strategies During the Economic Downturn
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February - March 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February 2016
Case Summary Ho v. Alberta Association of Architects
February 2015
Case Summary Katsoulakos v. Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
February 2015
Case Summary Levesque v. Nova Scotia College of Optometrists
February 25, 2015
New Office Manager Joins Field Law’s Edmonton Team
Field Law is pleased to welcome its newest Office Manager, Laurie Watters, to the Edmonton office, effective February 17, 2015.A seasoned professional, Laurie comes to Field Law with more than 25 years of human resources experience, primarily in the oi...
February 2015
Good Character and Reputation - The Registrar Knows Best!
February 2015
Essential Services and Essential Rights: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and the New Constitutional Right to Strike
February 2015
Case Summary: Rollins (Litigation Guardian Of) v. English Language Separate District School Board No. 39
January - February 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
February 2015
Law of Tendering Case Law Update
January - February 2015
Labour and Employment: 2014 Year in Review
January 2015
Court of Appeal of Alberta Upholds Employers Anton Piller Order
January 26, 2015
Yellowknife Welcomes New Field Law Office Manager
Field Law is excited to announce the addition of Kat Saunders, Office Manager, to the Yellowknife team, effective January 6, 2015.Kat brings a wide range of managerial experience from her work in both the public and non-profit sectors. Most recently, K...
January 19, 2015
Anthony Burden Joins Field Law as Insurance and General Litigation Associate
Field Law is pleased to welcome Anthony Burden as an associate in the Insurance and General Litigation Groups effective January 19, 2015.Anthony accumulated a broad range of legal experience throughout his apprenticeship at a mid-size Edmonton firm. Fo...
January 2015
Take Five - Alberta Edition, Counsel Comments
January 2015
New Associate in Our Calgary Office
Field Law is pleased to welcome Tiffany Franklin, as the newest member of our general litigation group.
January 1, 2015
Malkit Atwal Strengthens Wills, Trusts, and Estates Groups
Effective July 21, 2014, Field Law was pleased to announce the addition of lawyer Malkit Atwal to the Wills, Trusts and Estates; Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution; and Transaction and Corporate groups.Primarily practicing in the areas of estate ...
September 2015
Social Networking in Litigation
January 2015
Evidence in the Digital Era
2015
Aboriginal Business Structures
Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
2015
Seminar on financing transactions entitled "Advanced Lender"
December 2014
Understanding Intent: The Enhanced Role Placed on the Surrounding Circumstances by the Supreme Court of Canada
December 2014
Utilizing Social Media in Civil Litigation: The Collection, Preservation, and Value of New Forms of Evidence
December 2014
Commercial Contracts Include an Implied Duty of Good Faith
December 2014
PIPA Update
December 2014
Getting Feedback
Between blogging at Slaw.ca, posting legal research tips at Slawtips.ca, and taking courses towards Lean Six Sigma certification, this poor blog has not had much attention in 2014.  Christmas is the traditional time for guilt trips. Rather than focusin...
December 2014
Diminished Value: Recent Court Decisions Reveal a Changing Landscape in Alberta on Determining How Much a Vehicle Involved in an Accident is Worth
December 2014
The Alberta Court of Appeal Expands the Requirements for Describing Privileged Records in an Affidavit of Records
December 2014
The Use of Internal Experts in Canadian Litigation
December 2014
Temporary Foreign Worker Program: How do the Latest Business Developments Impact your Business
December 2014
Cross-Examining Medical Experts
November 2014
Jian Ghomeshi Withdraws Lawsuit Against Former Employer, the CBC
November 2014
Jian Ghomeshi’s Lawsuit and the Current State of the Law on Civil Claims by Unionized Employees
November 2014
Using social media in Canadian litigation
November 2014
Heartbleed Virus Causes Heartburn: Information Security Implications
November 2014
Promissory Notes: Who are you Promising to Pay?
November 2014
B.C. College of Optics Inc. v. The College of Opticians of B.C., 2014 BCSC 1853
November 2014
Canada's New Trademark Law and What it Means for Business
The Medium
November 2014
Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices – Part 2
The Medium
November 2014
Computer and Software Related Innovation - Is There A Rationale For Filing Software Patent Applications in Canada?
The Medium
November 2014
Teacher and School Civil Liability For Sexual Abuse of a Student
November 2014
Social Networking in Litigation for Canadian Independent Adjusters Association
November 2014
Terminating Fixed-Term Contracts on Your Terms
November 2014
Reinstatement Available as a Remedy Nearly Ten Years After Last Day Worked
November 2014
Understanding Intent: The Enhanced Role Placed on the Surrounding Circumstances by the Supreme Court of Canada
November 2014
Cross-Border Evidentiary Considerations When Confronting Loss or Destruction of Evidence in Canada
November 2014
What Now & What Next? Making Sense of the Changes to Canada's Immigration System
November 2014
Labour, Employment and WCB
November 2014
Social Networking in Litigation
November 2014
Legal Education Society - Collections for Legal Support Staff
November 2014
Subcontractor Default Insurance vs. Performance Bonds, what is the impact on the Subcontractor?
November 2014
The Prime Contractor in OHS Law
October 23, 2014
Field Law Announces Addition of Tim Bailey to the Intellectual Property and Technology Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome new associate Tim Bailey to the Intellectual Property and Technology group, effective September 2, 2014.Tim brings more than five years of experience from prominent Canadian law firms and extensive knowledge in the areas...
October 2014
Case Comments: Interpretation of Standards of Practice and Standard of Review
October 2014
Case Comments: Finality and Relitigation
October 8, 2014
Sandra Corbett QC Presenting at CDL CICMA Joint Programme
Partner Sandra Corbett QC, will be presenting on ‘Diminished Value” at the Canadian Defence Lawyers CICMA Joint Programme. The event will be held in Calgary, AB on October 16, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00PM. To learn more about the event and sign up online, v...
October 2014
Common Experience Payment - Personal Education Credit Deadline - October 31, 2014
If you have received the Common Experience Payment (CEP) for living at an Indian Residential School, you are eligible to receive a one-time personal credit towards educational services, in the amount of up to $3,000.00. The credit is provided by the G...
October 2014
Duty to Accommodate Obligations in relation to Medical Education
October 2014
Alberta Law Enforcement Professionals Have Unique Challenges - It's Time for a Debrief
October 2014
Family Status and Employment - Developing Human Rights at the Workplace
October 2014
Infonex Professional Regulation and Discipline Conference
October 2014
Professional Discipline and Reasons Workshop
October 2014
Managing Technology and Social Media Use at the Workplace – Upstream and Downstream Solutions
October 2014
Northern Issues Panel Speaker
October 2014
Wills Week 2014
October 2014
Understanding Pervasive IP/IT Issues
October 2014
Accelerated Depreciation/Diminished Value
October 2014
Catastrophic Injuries
October 2014
Legal Perspectives on Safety Culture
October 2014
Legal Developments in Public Construction Procurement
September 5, 2014
Field Law Welcomes Associate Jenna Kirk to its Business Immigration Practice Area and Labour & Employment Group
Field Law is pleased to announce the addition of Jenna Kirk as an Associate in the Business Immigration practice area and Labour & Employment Group, effective September 2, 2014.Jenna joins a growing Business Immigration practice and will also work on L...
September 4, 2014
Field Law Receives Fourth Place Ranking in Canadian Lawyer Top Western & Northern Firms Survey
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce they have received a fourth place ranking in the annual Canadian Lawyer Top Western and Northern Firms Survey. This ranking reflects a significant ...
September 2014
Litigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims
August 2014
Clarifying the Legal Test for "Family Status" Discrimination: Federal Court of Appeal Rules Employers Discriminated by Failing to Accommodate Employees’ Childcare Needs
August 2014
Manitoba Decision Protects IAP Claimants
On June 4 , 2014, a new Decison was released by Justice Schulman of the Manitoba Court of Appeal, which protects IAP claimants from having to pay most fees charged by IAP Application form fillers. The decision rules on fee agreeements made by IAP clai...
August 2014
Utilizing Social Media in Civil Litigation: The Collection, Preservation, and Value of New Forms of Evidence
August 2014
Wal-Mart Could Not Thaw the "Statutory Freeze" by Closing its Store
August 2014
Using Social Media in Civil Litigation
July 14, 2014
Karen Tereposky Joins Field Law’s Labour and Employment Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome Karen Tereposky as an Associate in the Calgary Labour and Employment Group, effective July 2014.Karen’s experience began with a clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and continued with associate positions at ...
July 2014
Provincial Court Expected to Increase Financial Limits
July 2014
New "small" for small claims
The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
July 2014
Double-Decker Damages: Employer Liability for Aggravated Damages Arising from Workplace Harassment
July 3, 2014
Field Law Announces Award Winners of 2014 Community Fund Program
Regional law firm donates $30,000 to local Southern Alberta community initiatives for second year
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce three winners of the 2014 Field Law Community Fund Program. The Program, which was created to support local community initiatives, had 84 applicant...
June 23, 2014
Field Law Celebrates Prestigious Award To Sandra Corbett QC
Sandra Corbett QC Receives 2014 Lee Samis Award of Excellence
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce that Sandra Corbett QC, a Partner at Field Law in Edmonton, Alberta, is the thirteenth recipient of the prestigious Lee Samis Award of Excellence a...
June 23, 2014
Field Law Continues to Expand Business Law Group
Business Lawyer, Katherine Rubin, Makes Move to a Western and Northern Regional Law Firm
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Rubin as an associate in the Business Law Group, effective June 23, 2014.Prior to joining Field Law, Katherine practiced ...
June 2014
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