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Our Impact

Field Law has had a presence and has provided legal services in the North since 1990. We remain committed to the development and servicing of all northern clients including: all levels of government, government agencies, municipalities, health authorities, corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Field Law has extensive experience defending and maintaining northern lawsuits arising out of a broad range of legal issues, including:

  • construction issues such as development permits, building permits, inspection issues, occupier’s liability and liability for independent contractors
  • corporate issues such as breach of contract, shareholder disputes, and minority shareholder rights
  • employment issues such as wrongful termination and breach of employment contracts
  • personal issues including malicious prosecution, defamation or slander
  • personal injury and negligence, including motor vehicle cases
  • insurance issues
  • school and professional liability
  • administrative law including judicial review of administrative decisions
  • collection and enforcement of debts

One of the core values of our Firm is to give back to the communities in which we work and live. As a result Field Law supports many community and charitable initiatives.

Firm Commitments

Lawyer Commitments

Field Law contributes, as a firm, to many worthwhile initiatives every year.  Here is an example of some of our most recent commitments:

Child Find 
Field Law is a proud supporter of this community based publication dedicated to educating parents and locating missing children throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

The Teenage Survival Handbook 
Field Law is a proud sponsor of this publication, dedicated to educating Northern teenagers on the difficulties they face in the most tumultuous years of their lives, and the resources available to help them through.

We appreciate that a strong volunteer sector is crucial to building and sustaining healthy communities. Our lawyers have a strong commitment to their communities volunteering in a broad range of sectors often in leadership capacities. As a Firm, we recognize, applaud and support their efforts.

Advisory Committee on NWT Judicial Appointments - Justice Canada 
Jack Williams - Chair - 2001 - 2004

Advisory Committee on NWT Judicial Appointments - Justice Canada 
Jack Williams - Ministerial Appointed Member - 1999 - 2004

Denendeh Conservation Board, Government of the NWT 
Jack Williams - Chair - 1991 - 1992

Inuvialuit Arbitration Board, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 
Jack Williams - Ministerial Appointed Member - 1999 - Present

Law Society of Northwest Territories 
Jack Williams - Insurance Committee Member - 2012 - Present

Law Society of Northwest Territories 
Jack Williams - Finance Committee Member - 2012 - 2015

Northern Aboriginal Business Association 
Jack Williams - Founding Director - 2007 - 2010

NWT Chamber of Commerce 
Jack Williams - Director - 2008 - 2010

NWT Community Mobilization and Job Development Strategy 
Jack Williams - Co-Chair - 1995 - 1996

NWT Territorial Court  
Jack Williams - Judicial Advisory Committee (Law Society Appointed) - 2009 - 2011

Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce 
Jack Williams - Member - 1991 - Present

Yellowknife Metis Development Corporation 
Jack Williams - Founding Chair & Member - 1982 - 1994