Litigation in Virginia: Civil and Criminal

Litigation in Virginia: Civil and Criminal
Publication Date: 2022
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Content Highlights:
  • Civil Practice in the General District Courts
  • Criminal Practice in the General District Courts
  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

2022 Edition At The Printer

This book is drawn from the 2022 edition of The Virginia Lawyer: A Deskbook for Practitioners.

Litigation in Virginia: Civil and Criminal provides a focused look at trial practice in all state courts and also mediation options for resolving your client's dispute. Experienced advocates in each court cover the fundamental principles from service through trial and also provide electronic forms for many basic tasks. The book is current through the 2021 legislative session.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: CIVIL PRACTICE IN THE GENERAL
DISTRICT COURTS


1.1 JURISDICTION
        1.101 Amount in Controversy
        1.102 Subject Matter
        1.103 Injunctive Relief

1.2 VENUE AND SERVICE OF PROCESS
        1.201 Venue
        1.202 Service of Process
    
1.3 COMMENCEMENT OF AN ACTION
        1.301 Initial Pleading
        1.302 Contents of the Pleading
        1.303 Fees and Costs

1.4 SPECIFIC ACTIONS
        1.401 Attachments
        1.402 Contracts or Open Accounts
        1.403 Detinue
        1.404 Distress for Rent
        1.405 Unlawful Detainer
        1.406 Garnishments
        1.407 Debtor’s Interrogatories

1.5 PROCEDURE IN THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURT
        1.501 Principles of Law and Equity
        1.502 Rules of Court
        1.503 Counterclaims, Cross-Claims, and Third-Party Claims
        1.504 Return Date
        1.505 Bill of Particulars and Grounds of Defense
        1.506 Discovery
        1.507 Subpoena of Witnesses
        1.508 Trial

1.6 FINALITY OF JUDGMENT
        1.601 Appeal
        1.602 New Trial
        1.603 Setting Aside of Default Judgments
        1.604 Clerical Errors

1.7 SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT

1.8 SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL

1.9 WITHDRAWAL AS COUNSEL

APPENDIX 1-1: NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF ORDER

APPENDIX 1-2: LIST OF STANDARD GENERAL DISTRICT
COURT FORMS

CHAPTER 2: CIVIL PRACTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURTS

2.1 INTRODUCTION

2.2 PROPER VENUE
        2.201 In General
        2.202 Choice of Venue, Objection, and Transfer
        2.203 Forum Non Conveniens
        2.204 Default Venue

2.3 COMPLAINT
        2.301 In General
        2.302 Specificity
        2.303 Good Faith
        2.304 Alternative Facts and Theories
        2.305 Uninsured Motorists

2.4 SERVICE OF PROCESS
        2.401 By Whom Served
        2.402 Method of Service
        2.403 Domestic Corporations and LLCs
        2.404 Partnerships
        2.405 Foreign Corporations
        2.406 Nonresident Motorists
        2.407 Owners or Operators of Aircraft
        2.408 Unknown and Uninsured Motorists
        2.409 Persons Under a Disability

2.5 DEFENSIVE PLEADINGS
        2.501 General Requirements
        2.502 Demurrer
        2.503 Bill of Particulars
        2.504 Peremptory Pleas (Pleas in Bar)
        2.505 Answer
        2.506 Claims Against the Plaintiff or Codefendant
        2.507 Third-Party Action
        2.508 Statutory Interpleader
        2.509 Intervention

2.6 DISCOVERY

2.7 PRETRIAL MOTIONS
        2.701 Default Judgment
        2.702 Motion for Summary Judgment

2.8 SCHEDULING CASES FOR TRIAL
        2.801 In General
        2.802 Pretrial Scheduling Order
        2.803 Pretrial Conference

2.9 WITNESSES
        2.901 In General
        2.902 Subpoena Essential to Continuance
        2.903 Voluntary Acceptance
        2.904 Failure to Appear
        2.905 Advance Notice
        2.906 Requests for Subpoenas
        2.907 Private Service
        2.908 Deposition Subpoenas

2.10 COURT REPORTER

2.11 INITIAL STAGE OF TRIAL
        2.1101 Voir Dire
        2.1102 Witnesses
        2.1103 Opening Statements

2.12 EVIDENCE
        2.1201 Virginia Rules of Evidence
        2.1202 Order of Proof
        2.1203 Documentary Evidence
        2.1204 Viewing a Scene
        2.1205 Objections
    
2.13 MOTIONS DURING TRIAL
        2.1301 At the Conclusion of the Plaintiff’s Evidence
        2.1302 At the Conclusion of All Evidence

2.14 NONSUIT
        2.1401 Voluntary Nonsuit
        2.1402 Discontinuance

2.15 INSTRUCTIONS AND ARGUMENT
        2.1501 Proposed Jury Instructions
        2.1502 Argument

2.16 VERDICTS AND MOTIONS AFTER VERDICT
        2.1601 Verdict
        2.1602 Motions After Verdict

2.17 FINAL DISPOSITION OF THE CASE

2.18 APPELLATE PRACTICE RULES

2.19 SETTLEMENT OF CASES
        2.1901 In General
        2.1902 Personal Injury Claims of Persons Under a Disability
        2.1903 Wrongful Death Actions
    
2.20 FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CLIENT
        2.2001 Disbursement of Settlement Proceeds
        2.2002 Liens

APPENDIX 2-1: COMPLAINT—VEHICLE ACCIDENT

APPENDIX 2-2: COMPLAINT—BODILY INJURY

APPENDIX 2-3: ORDER APPOINTING DEFENDANT’S ATTORNEY
AS GUARDIAN AD LITEM

APPENDIX 2-4: ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO FILE
RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS

APPENDIX 2-5: RESPONSIVE PLEADING

APPENDIX 2-6: DEMURRER

APPENDIX 2-7: MOTION OF DEFENDANT FOR A BILL OF
PARTICULARS

APPENDIX 2-8: SPECIAL PLEA OF THE STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS

APPENDIX 2-9: ANSWER

APPENDIX 2-10: MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

APPENDIX 2-11: PRAECIPE

APPENDIX 2-12: REQUEST TO CLERK TO ISSUE SUBPOENAS

APPENDIX 2-13: JUDGMENT ORDER—BENCH TRIAL

APPENDIX 2-14: JUDGMENT ORDER—JURY VERDICT FOR
PLAINTIFF

APPENDIX 2-15: JUDGMENT ORDER—JURY VERDICT FOR
DEFENDANT

APPENDIX 2-16: DISMISSAL ORDER

APPENDIX 2-17: RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS

APPENDIX 2-18: MOTION TO APPROVE COMPROMISE
SETTLEMENT UNDER SECTION 8.01-424

APPENDIX 2-19: ANSWER OF DEFENDANT OFFERING
COMPROMISE

APPENDIX 2-20: ANSWER OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM

APPENDIX 2-21: ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT

APPENDIX 2-22: RECEIPTS

APPENDIX 2-23: JUDGMENT ORDER—WRONGFUL DEATH
SETTLEMENT

CHAPTER 3: CRIMINAL DEFENSE

3.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL PROCESS
        3.101 Concepts and Objectives of the Criminal Process
        3.102 The Source of the Law
        3.103 Classes of Offenses
        3.104 The Criminal Justice System in Virginia
        3.105 Sequence of a Typical Criminal Case
        3.106 General Duties of Defense Counsel
        3.107 Professional Conduct

3.2 PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS
        3.201 Initial Investigation and Client Interview
        3.202 Discovery
        3.203 The Preliminary Hearing
        3.204 The Grand Jury
        3.205 The Charge upon Which the Accused Is Tried
        3.206 The Arraignment
        3.207 Pleas
        3.208 Plea Bargaining
        3.209 Pretrial Motions
    
3.3 THE TRIAL
        3.301 Venue
        3.302 Selection of Jurors
        3.303 Opening Statement
        3.304 Presenting the Evidence
        3.305 Instructions to the Jury
        3.306 Argument in Summation
        3.307 Verdict
        3.308 Postverdict Motions
        3.309 Sentencing
        3.310 Post-Sentencing Reduction of Sentence

CHAPTER 4: JUVENILE LAW

4.1 INTRODUCTION
        4.101 Historical Background
        4.102 Organization of Juvenile Code
        4.103 Jurisdiction of Juvenile Court
    
4.2 PRETRIAL PROCEEDINGS
        4.201 Intake and Diversion
        4.202 Detention and Shelter Care
        4.203 Discovery
        4.204 Motion Practice
        4.205 Arraignment

4.3 ADJUDICATORY HEARING
        4.301 Introduction
        4.302 Petition and Notice of Charges
        4.303 Subpoenas
        4.304 Competency, Insanity, and Infancy
        4.305 Admissions and Pleas
        4.306 Burden of Proof and Evidentiary Rules
        4.307 Trial Rights Generally for Juveniles Charged with
        Delinquency
        4.308 Right to Jury Trial
        4.309 Transfer and Certification
        4.310 Double Jeopardy
        4.311 Contempt of Court
    
4.4 DISPOSITION
        4.401 Philosophy of Disposition
        4.402 Venue
        4.403 Supervision Following Adjudicatory Hearing
        4.404 Collection of Information Necessary for Effective
        Disposition
        4.405 Substance Abuse Evaluations
        4.406 Placement of Child Pending Disposition
        4.407 Role of Defense Counsel
        4.408 Role of Prosecutor
        4.409 Disposition Hearing
        4.410 Dispositional Alternatives
        4.411 Other Dispositional Considerations

APPENDIX 4-1: DETENTION ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT A

APPENDIX 4-2: DETENTION ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT B

CHAPTER 5: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

5.1 INTRODUCTION

5.2 CONTINUUM OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION OPTIONS

5.3 MEDIATION
        5.301 Virginia Statutory Provisions
        5.302 Ethics
        5.303 Lawyer’s Role
        5.304 Case Selection for Mediation
        5.305 Persuading the Opposing Party to Mediate
        5.306 Selecting the Mediator
        5.307 Timing
        5.308 The Mediation Process
        5.309 Vacating Mediated Agreements
        5.310 Conclusion

5.4 ARBITRATION

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

INDEX

Authors

Authors:

Michael G. Matheson

 

Rhonda Quagliana

 

Stephen A. Mutnick

 

Lisa L. Schenkel

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