A Fellow and Board member of the International Academy of Mediators, Karin has enjoyed a distinguished career as a mediator, an attorney and a trainer. She established the Appellate Mediation Office at the Utah Court of Appeals in 1997, served as Chief Appellate Mediator, was Bar Counsel for the Utah State Bar and serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law, teaching mediation and negotiation. Ms. Hobbs founded the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar and was recognized by her peers in 2004 when she received the Peter W. Billings, Sr. Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution for her work as a mediator and trainer. She has served on the Board of the Utah State Bar Commission and the Board of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution. She has published several articles on mediation and has conducted hundreds of trainings in mediation and negotiation to attorneys, students at the University of Utah, and business people in the Intermountain West.