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News (Calgary): Youth Playwriting Program receives $10,000 Award from Field Law

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News (Calgary): Youth Playwriting Program receives $10,000 Award from Field Law


Regional law firm donates funds to local Southern 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 granting $100,000 to initiatives throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories via the annual Field Law Community Fund Program. Now in its third year, the Program, which supports local community projects and initiatives, received a record number of 105 applications, 57 of which came from the Southern Alberta market. Field Law granted 2 grand prize awards and 4 additional awards in the Southern Alberta area, providing a total of $40,000 to help launch or grow each local project.

CANNONBALL! ($10,000 recipient)
The Cannonball Program offers professional mentorship for youth playwrights to collaboratively write the 2015 full-length mainstage production – Atlantis. The program also includes a festival of youth-written, directed, and performed work. 

The selection process for this year’s winners included a combination of online public voting and deliberation by a local judging panel composed of Field Law representatives, as well as interested clients and community members. The online voting portion of the Program allowed the public to share their thoughts on which projects they felt most deserved funding in their community. Votes provided panelists a clear idea of which projects resonated with members of the community and factored into the final decision-making along with additional criteria. Field Law’s preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports or arts and culture.

“It is a privilege to be sharing the achievement of Field Law’s 100 year anniversary with the community through this year’s awarding of $100,000,” said Doreen Saunderson, Executive Committee Member in the Calgary office. “The Community Fund Program is close to our hearts and it’s always inspiring to see the enthusiasm with which the community participates in both the application and voting processes. We saw a number of worthy groups request funding in 2015 and we are thrilled to be paying-it-forward to causes that will positively impact our communities and make a real difference in people’s lives.” 

About Field Law

Field Law is a top five ranked western and northern regional law firm celebrating its 100th year serving clients and communities in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent multi-office regional firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 120 lawyers and 170 staff  work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, intellectual property, occupational health and safety, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services and real estate transactions. As a member of SCG Legal, Field Law’s clients also gain access to a seamless national and global network of firms allowing members to navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape with local support.

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