Posts Tagged ‘Omar Ha-Redeye’
Omar Ha-Redeye was a judge in the 2013 Niagara Moot. This year the competition focused on
The Niagara Moot is hosted by the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI), which is a joint initiative between Western Law in London, Ontario and Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Moot rounds were held this year at McCarthy Tetreault, Faskin Martineu and Cassels Brock in Toronto.
Omar Ha-Redeye is quoted in the Feb. 22, 2013 issue of the Lawyers Weekly:
“The use of ‘virtual lawyers’ gives us greater capacity to expand and bring more lawyers into our group, which traditional offices simply cannot do given cost constraints,” says Omar Ha-Redeye, principal at Fleet Street Law. “The two main budget line items for any law firm are rent and salaries and we’re attacking both of those costs head on.”
Ha-Redeye says the firm currently uses PC Law Practice Suite, which he considers a great resource for small firms because it includes practice management tips for some of the main practice areas.” But he does offer one caveat about the software: “One of its major shortcomings is that it is not cloud-based, and this is becoming increasingly important as we operate out of multiple offices.”
The Young Lawyers Division (Central) of the Ontario Bar Association hosted a luncheon seminar at the OBA Institute on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 12:20 pm to 1:30 pm
Young Lawyers’ Division Lunch Program
Marketing and Client Communication in the Age of Social Media
Tapping into social media holds the promise of everything from building your ‘expert credentials’,
landing the dream job, and getting new clients. But success with social media is more than just posting
a few articles or creating a LinkedIn profile. Join legal blogger, Lisa Stam, legal recruiter, Carolyn Berger,
and Dan Pinnington of LawPRO for a lively discussion about how to go about using social media, how to
advance your career online and what pitfalls to avoid while doing it.
Omar Ha-Redeye, Fleet Street Law
Michael Nowina, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Lana Driscoll, Marsden Group
Dan Pinnington, LawPRO
Lisa Stam, Baker & McKenzie LLP
(Professionalism content, 60 minutes: Rule 3.02, Marketing; Rule 3.03, Advertising Nature of Practice; Marketing legal services in accordance with professional obligations; Using law office technology in a competent manner)
Omar Ha-Redeye was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his demonstration of leadership, contributions to society and the legal community, promoting equality among Canadians, and pushing for access to justice.
There are 2,000 people in Ontario who received this award for their contributions to society and professional achievements.
Mark Cardwell of Canadian Lawyer magazine interviewed Omar Ha-Redeye on the rise of self-reps across Canada:
Though the numbers of OPCAs — to use Rooke’s newly coined acronym — is unknown, lawyers working on the front lines say the problem is widespread. “I think the fact that the judge even made this ruling suggests how big a problem it is,” says Toronto lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye. “This is a hot issue. Family law is in crisis in Canada.” According to Ha-Redeye, who recently spoke on a panel about self-represented litigants in family law and cost-sensitivity (notably unbundled services), self-representation is soaring across the country. He says two factors are driving people to self-representation: frustration with the cost and access to the legal system, and a lack of legal information that people can access. “Many of them think self-rep is easy,” he says. “But they discover too late that the reality is really quite different.”
- Jessica Gonzalez
- Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law and My Support Calculator
- Joshua Slayen of Legal Linkup
- Simon Fodden of Slaw
- Michael Carabash of Dynamic Lawyers
- Colin Lachance of CanLII
- Mark Robins of Lawyer Locate
- Chris Jaglowitz of Gardiner Miller Arnold
- Pei Shing Wang of PSW Law
- Damion Kraemer
- Garry Wise of Wise Law
- Andrew Feldstein
- Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tetrault
(Not in photo but present)
Omar Ha-Redeye spoke to Brian Dunstan of Sun News Live on the Occupy Toronto action and some of the legal arguments involved for both sides.