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Rules: Illinois Supreme Court
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 218 - Pretrial Procedure
Date adopted: June 1, 1995
Date amended: October 4, 2002
Abstract: This rule provides that the advisability of alternative dispute resolution be considered at the initial case management conference. This conference is to be held no later than 35 days after the parties are at issue and no more than 182 days following the filing of the complaint.
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 310.1: Appellate Court Settlement Conference Program
Program(s): 1st Appellate District Settlement Conference Program
Date adopted: October 29, 2004
Abstract: This rule authorizes the appellate courts to establish mediation programs. Courts electing to establish mediation program are directed to adopt rules for the conduct of mediation proceedings and to submit them to the Supreme Court. The rule specifies the matters that should be addressed in the court's local rules for their mediation programs.
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 86 et seq: Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration
Date adopted: May 20, 1987
Date amended: June 4, 2008
Abstract: The rules apply to actions subject to mandatory arbitration within judicial circuits in Illinois. They include the procedures for the appointment, qualification and compensation of arbitrators, the scheduling of hearings, discovery, conduct of the hearings, awards and judgments.
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 905: Child Custody and Visitation Mediation
Date adopted: February 10, 2006
Date amended: May 19, 2006
Abstract: This rule mandates that each judicial circuit establish a mediation program for all cases involving child custody and visitation issues. Additionally, the rule outlines what the local court rules for these programs should address.
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 99 et seq: Mediation Programs
Date adopted: April 11, 2001
Date amended: March 1, 2013
Abstract: This rule authorizes judicial circuits to undertake mediation programs. Circuits electing to establish mediation program are directed to adopt rules for the conduct of mediation proceedings and to submit them to the Supreme Court. The Rule specifies the matters that should be addressed in the circuits' local rules for their mediation programs and states that a person approved by the circuit to act as a mediator under the rule shall have judicial immunity in the same manner and to the same extent as a judge.
Rule 99.1 establishes requirements for mortgage foreclosure mediation programs in Illinois. Local rules adopted to establish mortgage foreclosure mediation programs must also address housing counseling and pro bono legal resources for eligible homeowners, language access, costs, program sustainability, and training of judges, key court personnel and volunteers.