Virginia's Judicial System

Appellate Mediation Pilot Project


The Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia will undertake mediation pilot projects beginning January 1, 2019. The mediation pilot projects will run until December 31, 2022, and will be available in select civil cases where both parties are represented by attorneys. The Clerk of each court will notify counsel that if both parties agree to mediate the case, there will be an 30-day automatic stay of proceedings to allow the partcipants the opportunity to choose this option.

Find an Appellate Court Certified mediator

  • Appellate – Family
    Mediation will be available in equitable distribution cases and/or related attorneys' fee disputes.
  • Appellate – Civil
    Mediation will be available only in certain cases where a petition for appeal has been granted.