The scope of this work is the procedure and practice of civil litigation in Virginia state courts. Occasionally, there will be an excursus into relevant Virginia legal history in order to give the background to the present state of the law. This book proceeds generally from pretrial litigation devices to jurisdiction and parties, pleading, discovery, motions at trial, appeals and enforcement of final judgments. It does not include the law of evidence, probate proceedings, criminal procedure, administrative practice, or federal law.
William Hamilton Bryson, Bryson on Virginia Civil Procedure (4th ed. 2005).