Omar Ha-Redeye was interviewed on CBC television and radio about the Alan Muliyil case, a Brampton teacher who was accused of sexual relations with an underage prostitute. The charges were dropped against Muliyil but he continues to struggle to clear his name, especially online.
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Omar Ha-Redeye is teaching a course this term on Reputation Management Law at Solo Practice University.
Law school teaches lawyers about substantive law. It doesn’t necessarily prepare them for practice. Lawyers need to be aware of online reputation, both for their own practice, and the impact on their services for clients. Solo Practice University provides small and solo lawyers the skills they need to enhance their practice.
Reputation management law is the intersection of public relations and the legal practice. Omar Ha-Redeye will share what he’s learned from his communications career prior to law and help demonstrate why this matters. He’ll also cover some of the emerging inter-jurisdictional issues, and facilitate discussions over what lawyers can do pre-emptively and how they should respond to crises.
E-mail and social networking sites are rapidly becoming the preferred method of communication. If you are a lawyer or paralegal, it is critical for you to understand how the use of these tools can trigger the duty of client confidentiality and other professional obligations. Attend this program and learn best practices for ethical use of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for the purposes of communicating with clients, marketing your legal services, and networking with your colleagues.
Omar Ha-Redeye’s opinion column in October 28, 2011 issue of The Lawyers Weekly argues for retaining a role for human rights tribunals in fighting online hatred.
Warman v. Lemire, 2006 CHRT 58
“Reputation Management Law” is the application of old legal principles to new public relations challenges due to the proliferation of social media. It draws upon the intersection of defamation, privacy, copyright and trade-mark, and employment laws, but applies them in conjunction with contemporary best practices in the public relations field.
Reputation matters like never before, and the impact of social media on the bottom line means businesses and professionals are paying attention. Between sites that review businesses and services, and blogs optimized to rank higher on Google searches, clients are now asking lawyers what they can do for them.
Bios on the other speakers available here:
This talk was given to marketing professionals at the Schulich School of Business.
Presentation included questions and answers, as well as interactive exercises using the brands and companies of participants, but this content has been removed to respect the privacy of the companies involved and their representatives.
Legal cases discussed include:
A little Search Engine Optimization doesn’t hurt. In fact, it should probably be a prerequisite for any counsel you do receive for this purpose.
A little experiment:
If this is the next “big thing” in law, doesn’t seem like a lot of lawyers have noticed yet.