24.07 Confidentiality of Communications to Mediator


   (a) General Rule of Mediator Confidentiality

All oral and written communications with the mediator at any time shall be deemed confidential and privileged in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Mediation Act, 710 ILCS 35/1, et seq.

  (b) Privilege Against Disclosure, Waiver and Preclusion of Privilege and Exceptions to the Privilege 

 

The privilege against disclosure, the waiver and preclusion of privilege, and the exceptions to the privilege shall be governed in accordance with the Uniform Mediation Act, 710 ILCS 35/1, et seq.

 

  (c)  Disputes Regarding Settlement Agreements

 

In the event of a dispute over a settlement agreement, a party may move the court to enforce the settlement agreement. Parties to the mediation may waive confidentiality to the extent necessary to testify at such hearings. The mediator may testify only in accordance with the Uniform Mediation Act, 710 ILCS 35/1, et seq.

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