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Rules: General - Statewide
- Illinois Supreme Court Rule 218 - Pretrial Procedure
Date adopted: June 1, 1995
Date amended: October 4, 2002
Summary: 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 99: Mediation Programs
Date adopted: 2001-04-11
Date amended: October 10, 2001
Summary: 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.