The local rules for Illinois' 20th Judicial Circuit serving Monroe, Perry, St. Clair, Randolph, and Washington counties.
Part 7: Mandatory Arbitration: These rules govern the circuit's Mandatory Arbitration Program. The rules cover administration, civil suits subjet to mandatory arbitration, appointment and qualifications of arbitrators, and procedural information.
Part 8: Domestic Relations: Addendum A and Rule 8.12 covers the Child Custody, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, and Parenting Time mediation program. Under these rules, all contested issues of parental responsibilities, custody, visitation, parenting time, guardianship, relocation or access to children cases. Parties that are referred to mediation are required to complete a parent education program prior to mediation. The rules also outline mediator qulaifications and mediation procedures.
Part 9: Court Annexed Mediation in St. Clair County: Cover's the circuit's court-annexed mediation program. All civil cases that exclusively seek mney damages in excess of the amount eligible for Mandatory Arbitration are eligible for mediation.
Part 10: Residential Foreclosure Mediation: These rules cover the circuit's mandatory resididential foreclosure mediation program.