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

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

ROSS Intelligence Comes to a Close

Adieu, Adieu, Adieu, Le Fax Machine

Debating the Definition of Disability

Park Evictions During a Pandemic

Need for Privacy Reform in Ontario

Handling Commercial Vacancy Disputes

Terminology in Family Law Fuelling Conflicts

Class Proceedings Changes Proclaimed in Ontario

Anti-SLAPP Motions at the Supreme Court

Where to With Social Host Liability

The Inviolability of the Body

Racism That Is Embedded in Our Legal System

Ontario Introduces CaseLines to Courts

Eviction Operations Continue to Resume

Law, Policy and Ethics of COVID-19

Genetic Discrimination Measures Upheld

A Historic Verdict

The Wheels of Justice in Exceptional Cases

Words, and Black Lives, Matter

The Story Behind RDS