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Rule 503.5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (2013)


(a) State Policy. The policy of this state is to encourage the peaceable resolution of disputes through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, and the early settlement of pending litigation through voluntary settlement procedures. For that purpose, the judge may order any case to mediation or another appropriate and generally accepted alternative dispute resolution process.
(b) Eviction Cases. The court must not order mediation or any other alternative dispute resolution process in an eviction case if it would delay trial.

Added by order of April 15th, 2013, eff. Aug. 31, 2013.