(710 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 37, par. 852)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Dispute resolution center" means a not-for-profit organization which is exempt from the payment of federal income tax pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and which is organized to provide mediation services, including but not limited to mediation services provided at no charge to disputants in connection with disputes referred from the court system.
    (b) "Mediation" means a voluntary process in which an impartial mediator actively assists disputants in identifying and clarifying issues of concern and in designing and agreeing to solutions for those issues.
    (c) "Mediator" means a person who has received at least 30 hours of training in the areas of negotiation, nonverbal communication, agreement writing, neutrality and ethics.
(Source: P.A. 93-240, eff. 1-1-04.)