Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 211B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 18. The chief administrative justice may establish and promulgate rules for a mandatory alternative dispute resolution program for civil actions within the trial court subject to the approval of the supreme judicial court; provided, however, that the parties to a dispute resolution shall not be bound by the results thereof. The office of the chief administrative justice shall supervise and establish standards for the implementation of such program.