Barry B. Fisher

Barry Fisher

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Barry B. Fisher is a mediator and arbitrator in Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979 and has been an ADR practitioner since 1987. His practice focuses on both labour matters and employment law matters. In 2011, Barry was awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR. He is the author of the Wrongful Dismissal Database, an online database designed to assist lawyers and human resource professionals in determining reasonable notice periods. He is one of the most often chosen mediators for employment law cases under the Ontario Mandatory Mediator Program.

Barry B. Fisher is a mediator and arbitrator in Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979 and has been an ADR practitioner since 1987. His practice focuses on both labour matters as well as employment law matters. In 2011, Barry was awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR. He is the author of the Wrongful Dismissal Database, an online database published by Carswell designed to assist lawyers and human resource professionals in determining reasonable notice periods. 

He is one of the most often chosen mediators for employment law cases under the Ontario Mandatory Mediator Program (now Rule 78). Barry is a frequent presenter at seminars and educational courses on issues relating to employment law, labour law and ADR. 

He is the past Chair of the ADR Section of the Ontario Bar Association and was formerly on the executive of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association and the Labour & Employment Section of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Barry is also a frequent  contributor on LinkedIn on employment law matters.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1977
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1976

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1979

Accreditations

  • Advanced Mediation Workshop, ADR Associates, 1997
  • Mediation Skills Workshop, Kathleen Kelly and Carol Albert, 1997
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Mediation, The Mediation Academy , 1996
  • Advanced Mediation Certificate, Harvard Law School, 1996

Associations

  • Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators Association
  • Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association (including sections on ADR and Labour & Employment)
  • The Advocates' Society (ADR Committee)
  • Council of Ontario Government Dispute Resolvers
  • Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution

Awards & Honours

  • Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ontario Bar Association, 2011
  • Leading Employment Lawyer, Canadian HR Reporter Employment Lawyers Directory, 2009
  • Leading ADR Provider, Best Lawyers in Canada, 2008-2011
  • Leading Practitioner, Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory (Employment Law)