The Mediation Council of Illinois is a professional membership organization that provides the general public with information about family mediators throughout the state of Illinois. Those mediators who are listed on the MCI Referral Directory have met MCI’s membership requirements for education and training. While MCI does not evaluate the performance of individual Referral member family mediators, it does require Referral members to abide by the MCI Professional Standards of Practice for Mediators, including compliance with grievance procedures and an agreement to follow acts of discipline set forth by the Council. Referral members must also maintain their credentials, professional liability insurance, and satisfy MCI's annual continuing education requirements. Additionally, MCI provides its membership mentoring opportunities and guidance, as well as opportunities to confer with and receive advice from experienced practitioners.