Tom Rynard attended the American Health Lawyers Association’s two-day Health Care Arbitration Training program in Baltimore, Maryland in March, 2019. The program combined training on all stages and issues of arbitration proceedings with an emphasis on the health care setting through lecture by recognized practitioners in health care alternative dispute resolution, case studies and practical exercises. The substance of the program included Arbitrator Authority and Responsibilities, Legal Ethics and Disclosures, Discovery in Arbitration, Pre-hearing Proceedings, Hearings, and Awards.
The program was primarily designed for arbitrators, but also provided practical information for those representing parties involved in the arbitration process. The AHLA is the leading national organization of health care law attorneys in the United States. In addition to providing information and education to member health care attorneys through seminars, conferences and papers, the AHLA offers its own Dispute Resolution Service for parties seeking to mediate or arbitrate their health care-related disputes.
Rynard is a member of the AHLA, on its exclusive roster of mediators, and on its list of arbitrators. He is qualified under Missouri Rules as an arbitrator and mediator, and is on the panel of neutrals for United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Missouri Bar (selected circuits); by agreement of the parties; and is available to represent or consult with parties on arbitration and mediations. In addition to the AHLA arbitration training program, Rynard has completed the Mediation Training for Civil Cases program of the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution; the Mediating Health Care Controversies program of the AHLA; and numerous health care seminars of the American Arbitration Association. Rynard’s experience in alternative dispute resolution includes health care matters, construction contracting disputes, insurance coverage and property damage disputes.