Omar Ha-Redeye is a Toronto and Durham Region lawyer and legal academic. He holds a JD from Western Law, and an LLM from Osgoode Hall.
He is the Executive Director of the Durham Community Legal Clinic in Oshawa, 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.
Omar is a regular blogger with legal websites such as Slaw, and is frequently contacted by the media. He has several publications in the areas of health law, online reputation, and labour law. He is repeatedly invited to judge legal competitions for law students across North America.
Personal Website: http://www.omarha-redeye.com/