Roy Baroff is an experienced lawyer, conflict resolution professional, soccer player, coach, and referee. He is a mediator with over 30 years experience, an arbitrator, educator, and ombuds. Roy provided mediation training to lawyers and appellate judges in North Carolina and for the past 10 years served as Adjunct Faculty at UNC Greensboro in the Peace & Conflict Studies program (teaching Mediation, Facilitation, Negotiation). He’s also been an Adjunct at UNC School of Law (teaching Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy) and Elon School of Law (teaching Legal Method and Communication & ADR Representation). Roy is also a facilitator and helps organizations run meetings including strategic planning and problem solving.
In terms of sports, Roy works with sports teams around conflict resolution and team building including UNC Women’s Soccer, Mt. Olive College, and high school teams at a Maine soccer camp among others. He recently developed the role of Club Interaction Coach with the Capital Area Railhawks Soccer Development Academy and leads team building meetings with the squads. He’s written and presented on conflict resolution and leadership in soccer at the NSCAA convention, in the NSCAA publication Soccer Journal, and the Association for Conflict Resolution magazine.
Roy played soccer at Chapel Hill High School where his team won a North Carolina State Championship in 1974. He then played 4 years at UNC-Chapel Hill (1975 – 79) earning All ACC 2nd team and ACC Honor Roll awards. Since then he’s continued to play soccer on a number of club, recreation teams, and he currently plays on an over 50’s team He is also a USSF Certified Referee.