About Rowan Fisher
Rowan is the founder and owner of Fisher Law. She has a BA in Psychology (Honours) with a focus in forensics, and an LLB with a concentration in energy development law, both from the University of Calgary, Canada. Her law studies included coursework in international trade law at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her articles and admission to the Alberta bar in 2007.
She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Law from University College London and Queen Mary’s University through the University of London International Programmes. Rowan also holds a Canadian Immigration Practitioners’ Certificate.
Rowan’s professional experience includes practicing energy law at Thackray Burgess in Alberta, Canada and at Hunton & Williams in London, England. While in London, Rowan was also seconded to the Crown Estate to assist with the research of Crown property rights. In addition, she spent seven years working in Saudi Arabia, developing training programs for the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency and teaching at both Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahaman and Prince Mohammad bin Fahd universities.
Rowan is an active volunteer. Her volunteering has included supporting abused women facing their abusers in court, helping youth in detention with skills development, serving in homeless shelters, teaching English to newcomers, and training legal and business professionals in business writing, communication and law.
In her volunteer efforts, as in her career, Rowan has enjoyed the opportunity to work with people from varied circumstances and from all over the world. She has seen the difficulties faced by immigrants, guest workers, families left behind, and refugees fleeing war and crisis.
In 2017, an extended stay volunteering in an Afghan refugee camp in Greece completely changed the track of Rowan’s professional life. She decided to return home and focus her law career on helping people to navigate the complex Canadian immigration process.
Lining up for class. Rowan with the Boat Refugee Foundation at Malakasa Camp, Greece.
Desert adventuring. North of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Rowan is currently the Vice Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Executive Committee of the Alberta Immigration South section. In addition, she is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. She continues to volunteer in her community with the Calgary Women's Immigrant Association, the Centre for New Comers, Calgary Legal Guidance, and many others.
Whether you have fled violence or difficulties abroad, would like to work and start a new life, or are hoping to come to Canada to join your family, Rowan will be here for you. She looks forward to assisting you on your path through the Canadian immigration system and representing you in your time of need.
Rowan came to Canada as a child and her family had to challenge a removal order to be able to stay. As her client, you can feel confident that your situation is being handled with an absolute sense of duty. Rowan is a strong advocate of Canada’s commitment to human rights, and has an in-depth understanding of governmental processes. This, combined with her honest, compassionate and reliable support for every client, brings effective leadership to Fisher Law.