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 Jane Reister Conard

Jane Reister Conard LLC and EADR Solutions®
Sun Valley, ID 

Jane Reister Conard, JD, is a health law consultant and mediator focusing on health law disputes. She was previously in-house counsel with Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated health care system in Utah and Idaho, for 26 years until her retirement in 2008. As a result of her experience providing legal counsel for various health care service lines, health professionals, regulatory and compliance issues, and business
transactions within a large health care system and her observations of the challenges of integration and collaboration both internally and externally due to the dynamic nature of the health care industry, Ms. Conard subsequently developed her private practice in the areas of conflict management in health care facilities and settings, including facility management, medical staff, and board interactions; professional relationships and
medical staff hearings; patient care and outcomes improvement; and other health care disputes.

Ms. Conard received formal mediation training through the Utah Dispute Resolution Service, AHLA, and the International School of Business Mediation in Austria. She is a former American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) board member and former chair of the AHLA ADR Service Task Force. She was an adjunct professor and provided health law clinical internship experiences for many years for law students of the S.J. Quinney
College of Law at the University of Utah and is currently a mentor attorney for their Center on Law and the Biosciences.

Ms. Conard was a member and past president of the Salt Lake County Bar Association, the Utah Disability Law Center, and Women Lawyers of Utah, which selected her as the Utah Woman Lawyer of the year in 2006. She is a member of the state bars of California (inactive status), Utah, and Idaho. Ms. Conard received a B.A. degree magna cum laude with honors from Macalester College, an M.A. degree with published thesis from the University of Iowa, and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law.
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