2022 Peacekeeper

2022 Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper


Carolynn Clark

Carolynn Clark has dedicated her professional life to conflict resolution, mediation, and teaching. She has been a Board member of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution for 14 years and served as UCCR’s Chair and as a Symposium Chair. She has been a member of the Utah State Courts’ ADR Committee for 14 years and has served on numerous of its subcommittees. She has been designated by Utah Administrative Office of the Courts as a Master Mediator, Primary Trainer, and Domestic Mentor. She also was a member and Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar.

Carolynn has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah, a law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (where she was second in her graduating class), and an LL.M. degree in alternative dispute resolution from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. She clerked for Justice Matthew Durrant on the Utah Supreme Court. She was a litigation attorney at the Ray Quinney & Nebeker law firm for four years before teaching basic and domestic mediation and supervising the mediation clinic at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

Carolynn has had her own mediation practice for the past 14 years, specializing in divorce and family and probate mediation. She serves as a pro bono and reduced-fee mediator for divorce and family disputes at Utah Dispute Resolution. She supervised and taught the University of Utah Conflict Resolution Graduate Certificate Program for seven years before becoming the Director of the Master of Legal Studies program at the S.J. Quinney College of Law where she also teaches mediation and conflict resolution to JD and MLS students.

We are so pleased that Carolynn Clark is this year’s recipient of the UCCR’s Peacekeeper Award.