This order establishes administrative procedures for the circuit's mandatory foreclosure mediation program. A new $150 fee will be charged for every foreclosure filing in the circuit. For residential foreclosure cases, plaintiffs will send defendant borrowers a summons form that is approved by the court and includes a notification of the mediation program. The order also sets scheduling guidelines for pre-mediation and mediation conferences. If the mediator determines that a mediation conference would be "beneficial," the plaintiff's counsel must provide the borrower a loan modification packet. The mediation will be scheduled to give the borrower enough time to complete the packet and the plaintiff time to review it. The order also reviews attendance requirements for conferences and sets guidelines for cell phone usage during mediation and confidentiality of mediation materials.
Illinois 12th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order No. 10-18: Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mandatory Mediation ProgramIllinois 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Oct. 28, 2018