- Roundtable discussion is organized with London-based Academy of Experts. Brings together leaders of the bench and bar in Illinois to discuss use of mediation in complex commercial and tort litigation.
- Judicial Institute is conducted for judges who refer major civil cases to mediation.
- RSI presents its Service to the Community Award to Illinois Supreme Court Justice and former RSI Executive Committee member Howard C. Ryan (ret.).
- First full-time Executive Director, Susan M. Yates, is hired.