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. He was selected by his peers in 2020 to receive The Young Advocates Standing Committee Civility Award.
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