Here for your benefit are links to the major ADR
organizations and firms involved in mediation and
arbitration within the state of Illinois.
Cook County - Court Annexed Mediation
Although Illinois has no
statewide mediation program or a formal certification process for
the practice of civil mediation, Cook County was one of the first in
the state to formulate a court-annexed mediation program under Rule
20. Please see more information on this program here.
Illinois ADR Associations
Illinois State Bar, ADR Section
The State Bar's ADR Section
is open to any members of the bar with an interest in Alternative Dispute
Resolution and informs its members regularly on all developments
relating to ADR law and practice. (link)
Mediation Council of Illinois
The Mediation Council of Illinois is a professional membership organization that provides the general public with information about family mediators throughout the state of Illinois. Those
family mediators who are listed on the MCI Referral Directory have met
MCI's membership requirements for education and training. The
council is committed to promoting mediation as an effective means to address family conflict by increasing public
awareness and advancing professional development. (link)
Illinois ADR Panel Firms
RESOLUTE SYSTEMS, Inc.
Established in 1988, Resolute
maintains a panel of over 2,800 mediators and arbitrators who
resolve thousands of civil disputes annually. Resolute programs are
designed to help its clients save time, money and resources through
the fair and expedient resolution of civil disputes. Resolute was
recently named "ADR Provider of the Year" by the American
College of Civil Trial Mediators. Please visit www.ResoluteSystems.com.
JAMS mediators and
arbitrators are Resolution Experts who resolve some of the nation's
largest, most complex and contentious disputes. JAMS neutrals are
skilled in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes including
discovery referee, private judging, in addition to arbitration and
mediation. For more information on JAMS Chicago office, visit www.jamsadr.com
ADR SYSTEMS of America, Inc.
ADR Systems is a major
provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the Midwest.
Working in tandem with defense and plaintiff's counsel, ADR Systems provide clients with a road map to help them identify opportunities to mitigate risk on both sides of a
case. Clients receive personal service from highly skilled case managers who assist parties before, during, and after their case has been resolved.
For more info, please visit www.adrsystems.com
Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association whose
membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by
their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial
conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of
alternative dispute resolution.
Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have
been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice
criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in
their respective states, as selected by both peers and local
litigation firms. With over 900 members throughout the
United States, the NADN is America's largest professional
association of top-tier neutrals. Visit the Academy website at www.NADN.org