Where do I go on the initial appearance day?

Generally you appear at the time and date indicated on your Summons. For further direction to the appropriate courtroom assigned for use that day, you should report to the bailiff’s station on the First Floor of the Rock Island County Courthouse located at: 

1317 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 

Check in on First Floor at desk, the clerk will let you know if someone from the other side has checked in yet. When representatives from both sides have appeared, they should confer with each other prior to asking the Judge to call their case for hearing.

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1. What is arbitration in a nutshell?
2. What cases are eligible for arbitration?
3. How do I know if my case is an arbitration case?
4. Can I opt out of arbitration?
5. Why must I go through the arbitration process?
6. Where can I find copies of the rules regarding Arbitration?
7. Who serves as arbitrators?
8. How are the arbitrators selected for any given panel?
9. How are arbitrators paid?
10. I am named as a defendant in an arbitration case, what do I do?
11. Where do I go on the initial appearance day?
12. When do I need to bring my witnesses and evidence?
13. How do I get an arbitration hearing date?
14. What is an Answer?
15. What is a filing fee?
16. How does arbitration work?
17. Can the Arbitration Panel hear my Motion to Continue?
18. What if the parties settle the matter within 24 hours of the Arbitration Hearing time?
19. What if I am late to the arbitration hearing, will I still get a two-hour hearing?
20. What if one party does not show up?
21. If during the arbitration hearing, I disagree with an arbitrator’s ruling, may I stop the proceedings and go before the Supervising Judge for a ruling on the issue?
22. How do I get my evidence before the arbitration panel in a short amount of time?
23. How many copies of my Rule 90 packet should I bring?
24. What happens to my exhibits?
25. What if the other side did not comply with the rules and I want to request that certain evidence be barred?
26. Is a court reporter automatically present?
27. Who is the Arbitration Administrator?
28. Who is the Arbitration Supervising Judge and how do I schedule court time for motions before the Judge?
29. When and where are Motions before the Supervising Judge heard?
30. Where is the Arbitration Center?
31. What is the Arbitration Center Phone number?
32. Is the Arbitration Center handicap accessible?
33. Where may I park at the Arbitration Center?
34. Must I accept the decision of the Arbitration Panel?
35. How do I reject?
36. What happens when I reject the award?
37. Can I lose my right to reject the award?
38. Can I appeal the arbitration award?
39. What if neither side rejects the arbitration award?
40. Can I call the arbitrator as a witness at trial?
41. What is a Pre-Arbitration Order?