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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.

He is the Executive Director of the Durham Community Legal Clinic, which focuses on public legal education and providing legal services to low-income residents. He also 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.

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

A Historic Verdict

The Wheels of Justice in Exceptional Cases

Words, and Black Lives, Matter

The Story Behind RDS

False and Misleading Claims Around COVID

No Right to Bear Arms in Canada

Charter Damages for G20 Actions

Legal Libraries Go Digital During Pandemic

Cooperation for the Sake of Our Children

The Pandemic Exceptions to Limitations

A Tour Through Pandemic Law for COVID-19

Representing an Unusual and Rare Motion

Natural Justice Need Not Always Apply

Duty to Consult Is Not a Veto

No Frustration in New Government Policy

Pedagogical Utility of Controversial Content

Religious Neutrality in Recovery