Originally from Florida, Stacy M. Roberts attained her undergraduate degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she studied international affairs. After this Stacy moved south, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Stacy continued to focus her law studies on international and comparative law, working as lead articles editor of the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, and as legal director of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights. Her interests in international affairs and comparative law stem from visits to see family members in Swaziland, Africa and her continued travels Africa, Korea, Russia, Europe, and South America.
While in Florida, Stacy interned for the public defender’s office in the 9th circuit of Florida, and for an immigration firm, LaVigne, Coton & Associates. After moving to Utah, Stacy worked with attorneys in Park City on cases regarding family law, mechanic’s liens, interference with prospective economic relations, bankruptcy, and immigration. Most recently, Stacy worked as an associate attorney at Long Okura, P.C. with family law related cases in divorce, adoption, guardianship, and paternity. As an attorney Stacy attended mediation in nearly every case, where she assisted her clients in reaching a resolution to their disputes. It is from this work that Stacy gravitated to the conflict resolution process. Stacy continues to work for Long Okura, P.C. as a mediator, assisting represented and pro se clients in reaching resolutions to their disputes. Stacy is using her litigation experience and continued study into conflict resolution theory in her mediation practice. She remains active in the family law and conflict resolution communities.