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Are you asking how to ask for the court to issue a Writ of Mandamus?
In each of the 88 counties in Ohio, there is a Court of Common Pleas. The next "level" is the Ohio Court of Appeals. That would be the Court which would be able to command, or "mandate" the Court of Common Pleas to do something, so that is where you would direct your request for a Writ. Here is the chart of organization for the courts, FYI:
Judicial System Chart
In order to do the request, put the case caption on top of the paper (names, court number, etc. just as is on all the other court papers). In the middle of the paper, tell exactly what you are requesting and a short list of the reasons why.
Then, sign and date it in front of a notary, swearing that everything in your request (application) is true to the best of your knowledge. At the bottom, write and sign a statement certifying that you sent a copy to all parties.n
Send the original to the Court of Appeals, with a copy to everyone concerned. And, keep a copy of course.
Contact:Cuyahoga County CourthouseXXXXX#202Cleveland, OhioNNN-NN-NNNNbr />Ph.:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Fax:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />e-mail: [email protected]Ute Lindenmaier Vilfroy, Court Administrator
Appellate Judges:Ann Marie R. Dyke Christine T. McMonagle Colleen C. Cooney Frank D. Celebrezze Jr.James J. Sweeney Kenneth A. Rocco Larry A. Jones Mary E. Kilbane Mary J. Boyle Melody J. Stewart Patricia A. Blackmon Sean C. Gallagher
You would not send anything to the US District Court of Ohio Eastern Division, because that is a Federal Court, not an Ohio State court.
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