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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 et seq: Mediation Programs
Date adopted: 2001-04-11
Date amended: March 1, 2013
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.
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.