GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 00-2 - ILLINOIS NOT-FOR-PROFIT DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2000-2

SUBJECT: ILLINOIS NOT-FOR-PROFIT DISPUTE RESOLUTION ACT

Pursuant to the Illinois Not-For-Profit Dispute Resolution Act (ILCS 1994 ch. 710, sec. 20/1 et seq.), the clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County has collected fees from civil filings for the year 1999 for disbursement to the Dispute Resolution Centers which qualify under said Act and General Order 19 of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Fees available for disbursement from this Fund for the year 1999 total $211,679.00.

Upon review of applications received for funds collected in 1999 the sole qualifying applicant under the requirements set forth in said Act and General Order No.19 of the Circuit Court of Cook County was found to be Center for Conflict Resolution. It is eligible for the maximum amount allowable for disbursement to any Dispute Resolution Center in a given year of $200,000.00.

Pursuant to the Illinois Not-For-Profit Dispute Resolution Act (ILCS 1994 ch. 710, sec. 20/4) any funds collected but not disbursed in a given year shall be paid in single county judicial circuits to the County Treasurer for the administration of justice in the judicial circuit. An amount of $11,679.00 remains collected for the year 1999 but no Dispute Resolution Center is qualified to receive disbursement of these funds.

Therefore, it is hereby ordered that the amount of $200,000.00, representing the maximum amount allowable for disbursement to any Dispute Resolution Center in a given year, shall be disbursed to Center for Conflict Resolution.

Further, is hereby ordered that the amount of $11,679.00 representing funds collected under the Illinois Not-for-Profit Dispute Resolution Act for 1999 but not disbursed, shall be disbursed to the Treasurer of Cook County for the administration of justice in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Dated, this 11th day of January, 2000. This order shall be spread upon the records of this Court and published.

ENTER:

Donald P. O'Connell
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County