This General Order implements the alternative dispute resolution provision of 750 ILCS 5/508(C)(4). Pursuant to this statute, before a court can conduct a final hearing on a Petition for Setting Final Fees and Costs by either an attorney or a client, that dispute must first be submitted to mediation. Under this Order, the Center for Conflict Resolution will oversee and conduct these mediations. The Order also covers preliminary hearings and the mediation process.
Cook County, IL General Order 11 D 2: Implementation of Alternative Dispute ResolutionThe Honorable Carole K. Bellows. Mar. 15, 2011