Claire Farid is Director and General Counsel at the Family Children and Youth Section (FCY), Justice Canada. FCY is the centre of expertise for family and children’s law in the Federal Government. Claire is the federal co-chair of the Federal- Provincial- Territorial Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials – Family Justice. Claire was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000. While most of Claire’s career since then has been in the FCY, she has also worked as a Legal Policy Analyst with Status of Women Canada (2000-2002) and Legal Counsel with the Cabinet Affairs Unit at Justice Canada (2009-2010).