LR83.5. Confidentiality of Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 652(d), all non-binding alternative dispute resolution ("ADR")
proceedings referred or approved by any judicial officer of this court in a
case pending before such judicial officer, including any act or statement made
by any party, attorney or other participant, shall, in all respects, be
privileged and not reported, recorded, placed in evidence, made known to the
trial court or jury (without consent of all parties), or construed for any
purpose as an admission in the case referred or in any case or proceeding. No
participant in the ADR proceedings shall be bound by anything done or said at
the ADR conference unless a settlement is reached, in which event the
settlement shall be reduced to writing or otherwise memorialized and shall be
binding upon all parties to the settlement.