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Rules: U.S. Trial Courts
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- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois Rule 9060-1 - 9060-11: Bankruptcy Mediation
Program(s): Bankruptcy Court Mediation Program - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Abstract: This rule outlines the procedures regarding referrals of cases to mediation, selection of a mediator, scheduling a mediation conference, submission of materials and conduct during the mediation conference. Post-mediation procedures, such as the mediator's compensation and confidentiality rules, are also discussed. Included in the rule are the forms related to the mediation program.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Local Rule 83.5 - Confidentiality of Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings
Date adopted: November 30, 2000
Abstract: This rule makes confidential all non-binding ADR proceedings in a case pending before the court, including any act or statement made by any party, attorney, or other participant.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Local Rule 16.1 (Standing Order Establishing Pretrial Procedure)
Date adopted: June 26, 1985
Date amended: March 9, 1995
Abstract: This rule includes the Standing Order Establishing Pretrial Procedure, Section 5 of which refers to settlement. Section 5 addresses the authority of the court to require settlement discussions, who should be present at such discussions, and who should preside over them.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Local Rule 16.3 et seq.
Program(s): Lanham Act Mediation Program - Northern District
Date adopted: September 30, 1996
Date amended: January 1, 2003
Abstract: Under this rule, all cases filed under the Federal Trademark Act of 1946 are assigned to mediation, from which the parties may opt out. No matter whether they opt out or not, the attorneys must certify that they have discussed the option of mediation with their clients and opposing counsel. If they choose to mediate, parties may select the mediator from the court's roster. The rule outlines the qualifications the mediators must have in order to be placed on the roster and the manner in which the parties divide compensation of the mediator.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois: Local Rules for Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation
Program(s): Civil Case Mediation Program - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division
Date adopted: January 1, 2003
Abstract: These rules authorize the use of mediation for all civil cases except those involving pro se litigants, mortgage foreclosures, social security, prisoner civil rights, and bankruptcy appeals. Under these rules, a case may enter mediation on stipulation of both parties, through a motion by one party, or by court order. The rules also address the timing of referral and mediation, the qualifications and compensation of neutrals, who must participate in the mediation sessions, confidentiality, and the procedures to follow if the rules are violated.
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois turn annotation off
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Rule 16.3 - Settlement Conferences
Date adopted: March 1, 1999
Date amended: December 1, 2009
Abstract: Under this rule, the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is encouraged by the court through 'early neutral evaluations in the form of settlement conferences in all civil cases,' with some exceptions. The court may also 'set a civil case for summary jury trial or other ADR process as it deems proper.' Parties may request or the court may set a settlement conference at any time during the litigation process. Statements and other forms of communication will remain confidential.
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