Bonnie E. Fish

Bonnie Fish
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Bonnie is the Director of Legal Research and Coordinator of the firm’s Continuing Professional Development Program. 

Her practice involves legal research in connection with civil proceedings before the Ontario Courts, the Supreme Court of Canada and administrative tribunals.

Bonnie is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto teaching Advanced Legal Research, Analysis and Writing and the 1st Year Program in Legal Research and Writing.

Bonnie has chaired and spoken at many conferences on legal research and lectured at the Bar Admission Course. 

Education & Memberships


Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM. 2003
Oxford University, D.L.S. 1986
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. 1982


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1984
Advocates Society
Canadian Association of Law Teachers
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Legal Research Lawyers Group, Toronto

Professional & Community Involvement

President, Israel Cancer Research Fund
Board Member, Kehilla Residential Programme
Chair, Event Committee, Sukkaville, Toronto (2013-2016)
Member, Canada Law Book Advisory Board (2007-2010)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

"Shining a Light on Privacy: Untangling the Web of Canadian Privacy Laws"

Annual Review of Civil Litigation (2020)

"Where There's Smoke There's Fire? Using the Investigation Power Under Corporate Statutes to Combat Corporate Fraud"

Annual Review of Civil Litigation (2018)

"All in the Family: Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes"

Annual Review of Civil Litigation (2016)

"Pointing the Finger at Professionals: The Responsibility of Gatekeepers for Corporate Governance Failures"

Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation in the 21st Century (Butterworths, 2004)

"The Business Judgment Rule"

Commercial Litigation, Corporate Lawyer Series (Federated Press, 2000)

Fish on Legal Research, DVD

Thomson Reuters, 2009-2018