The local court rules for Illlinois' 1st Judicial Circuit cover Illinois' Alexander,Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties.
Article VII: Outlines rules for the court's Family Law Mediation Program. Whenever possible and appropriate all child custody and allocation of parental responsibilities proceedings shall be mediated.
Article VIII: Outlines procedures for the court's Civil Mediation Program. This article also addresses qualifications, certification and compensation of mediators.
Article IX : Outlines the court's Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. Please note that the Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program ended in May 2018.