This rule authorizes the court to utilize mediation, summary jury trials, and summary bench trials as alternative methods of dispute resolution. All civil cases, including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, may be referred to mediation. Summary jury trials are available to any case triable by jury. Summary bench trials are available to those cases not triable by jury. The rule makes the entire mediation confidential.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois Local Civil Rule 16.4: Civil Case ADRApr. 1, 2016