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Illinois ADR Organizations & Service Providers

Here for your benefit are links to the preeminent ADR organizations, agencies and companies involved in mediation/arbitration within the State of Illinois.

The Academy has worked cooperatively with various bodies to ensure that only the most experienced professionals are included in our member roster. Note though that there are no formal certification requirements for the private practice of mediation or arbitration in Illinois.

Research & Oversight Organizations

Resolution Systems Institute

llinois is unique among the states in that it has an independent non-profit organization, Resolution Systems Institute, working with the courts to develop and monitor ADR programs. For more detailed information about court ADR programs in Illinois, see the Illinois Court ADR Sourcebook. In addition to the information listed here, the Sourcebook features a history of court ADR in the state, as well as program descriptions and mediation statistics. Visit the RSI website www.aboutrsi.org.

Court Annexed Mediation Program

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. Visit website here.

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. Visit website at www.mediationcouncilofillinois.org.

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 named "ADR Provider of the Year" by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in 2014. Please visit www.ResoluteSystems.com.


The largest ADR panel firm in the United States, 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 Denver office, please 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.

NADN State Chapters

America's Top Rated Civil Mediators & Arbitrators

Need a mediator or arbitrator from outside of Illinois? NADN is pleased to recognize the most experienced civil/commercial neutrals around the United States, as voted by local litigators. Please feel free to visit our National Directory at www.NADN.org.

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