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Rule 103. Confidentiality in nonbinding ADR proceedings.

ADR proceedings shall be conducted in amanner that encourages an informal and confidential exchange among counsel, theparties, and the ADR provider to facilitate resolution of disputes. Unlessotherwise directed by the court or by stipulation of all parties, ADR proceedingsshall be conducted in private.

(a) Confidentiality in ADR communications.Motions, memoranda, exhibits, affidavits, and other written, oral or othercommunication submitted by counsel or the parties to the ADR provider pursuantto the requirements of these rules or at the direction, if any, of the ADRprovider, shall be confidential and shall not be made a part of the record orfiled with the clerk of the court. Neither shall any such communication betransmitted to the judge to whom the case is assigned, except as requiredelsewhere in these rules.

(b) ADR provider confidentiality. All ADRproviders shall preserve and maintain the confidentiality of all ADRproceedings in which they officiate. They shall not disclose to or discuss withanyone, including the assigned judge, any information about or related to theproceedings, unless specifically required elsewhere in these rules. ADRproviders shall secure and ensure the confidentiality of ADR proceeding recordsand shall return them to the submitting parties at the conclusion of theproceeding.