Renée Maria is Senior Counsel to the Supreme Court of Canada, where she previously held respective roles as Law Clerk, Legal Counsel and Acting Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Canada. She is a former Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. She has served as Legal Counsel to the Canadian Judicial Council and earlier practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City. She has also served at the Canadian embassies in Paris and Washington, DC. She is a Vice-President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and serves on the Cambridge University Lectures Committee. She has lectured at The Hague Academy of International Law, and in Myanmar, China and Russia. She is the recipient of the 2009 Prix Émergence and was named a 2011 Precedent Setter by Canadian law magazine Precedent. In 2013, she was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum and from 2015 to 2016, served on its Global Agenda Council on Justice. She was also selected to serve as a commissioner of an International Bar Association mission to Cambodia.