In December 2017 the National Center for State Courts released the Virginia Self-Represented Litigant Study: Outcomes of Civil Cases in General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court. This was final report in a series of reports analyzing court data from the Virginia judicial system’s case management databases. The study was funded by a Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) from the Legal Services Corporation to Blue Ridge Legal Services, who contracted with the National Center for State Courts to undertake this study. This report, along with its companion reports, can be accessed here.
The Sobering Findings of the Virginia Self-Represented Litigants Study, Virginia Lawyer, June 2018 edition