(710 ILCS 40/5)
Sec. 5. Purpose. Conflict resolution techniques such as mediation, settlement conferences, arbitration, and other alternative forms of dispute resolution may reduce costs for civil litigants and simplify issues and reduce caseloads in the reviewing courts. The purpose of this Act is to facilitate the funding of alternative dispute resolution programs in the reviewing courts should the Supreme Court, in its discretion, adopt rules to establish such programs in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 93-801, eff. 7-22-04.)
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