RULE No. 11 – CIVIL PLEADINGS AND OTHER PAPERS

(A) Style.

All papers filed with the Clerk shall be filed under the style and number of the cause, and shall include: the name of the judge assigned the case, if any; a notation as to the type of case; a short description of the pleading or motion being filed; and any other information required by Civ.R. 10. All papers shall remain in the office of the Clerk of Courts except when required by the Court.

(B) Caption.

The caption on all pleadings shall provide a blank space of approximately three inches (3″) in diameter on the upper right portion of the pleading for the Clerk’s time-stamp imprint.

(C) Identification.

All pleadings, motions and other papers filed in an action shall bear the case number and the name, address and telephone number of the attorney together with the Registration Number of the attorney provided by the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio, or other person filing the same.

(D) Certificate of Service.

Other than the original complaint, every pleading, motion or other paper filed with the Clerk shall contain a certification of notice to the other parties to the action. In every proceeding where there is an attorney of record, the service shall be made upon such attorney unless service upon the party is ordered by the Court. [Civ.R. 5(B)]

Documents not containing a certificate of service may be stricken.

(E) Size.

All pleadings and other papers shall be typewritten or printed on 8-1/2 x 11 inch bond paper only. They shall be offered without backing, suitable for a flat filing system. Original documents attached or offered as exhibits are exempt from this requirement, provided that all exhibits shall be neatly bound.

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