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About Omar Ha-Redeye

Omar Ha-Redeye is a Toronto and Durham Region lawyer and legal academic. He holds an LLM in Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, with coursework in Advanced Trial Advocacy, and teaches part-time at Ryerson University.

Omar is actively involved in the legal profession, and has held various leadership positions in several different advocacy and professional organizations. He is frequently interviewed by the media on legal issues.

He was named in 2011 one of the top 12 social media influencers practicing law in Canada. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting access to justice and advocacy on behalf of marginalized and discriminated populations. In 2015, he was awarded the OBA Foundation Award for exceptional contributions to improving the justice system and public legal education. In 2017, Omar received the Ted Rogers School of Management Teaching Award for Contract Lecturers at Ryerson University. In 2018, Omar was recognized by the Canadian Law Blog Awards (the Clawbies) for the Best Blogger in a Group Blog or Platform. He was selected by his peers in 2020 to receive The Young Advocates Standing Committee Civility Award. Omar was recognized as a distinguished alumni by Ferris State University (2020) and Centennial College (2021).

His commentary on this site is not the position of any of his employers or organizations that he may be affiliated with.

Posts by Omar Ha-Redeye

Direct Democracy Ends Up in Court

Importance of Right to Counsel

Beware the Boomerang Summary Judgment

Mooting in the Metaverse

Litigating Science Around COVID-19

Privacy Around Mandate Letters

Public Interest in COVID-19 Discourse

A Property Manager as an Agent

Disclosure of Status During Vaccine Mandates

Judicial Notice of COVID-19

Seize That Contraband Tobacco

Settlement of Civil Litigation Is Good

Careful What You Plead

Trouble in Digital Court Paradise

The Supreme Court Goes Graphical

Best Interests in Childhood Vaccination

Injustice Created by Crown Imbalance

Exclusive Jurisdictions of Labour Arbitrators

When Cancel Culture Is Liable in Defamation