Civil procedure has been much improved and greatly simplified as compared with by-gone days. However, just as in any profession, trade or athletic game, there are certain rules to be followed, and the cautious lawyer, if he is not familiar with all the rules, should examine the appropriate statutes and decisions before he attempts to commence any action or to perfect an appeal. There are a number of pitfalls, even under code practice, of which many lawyers have learned to their regret. A few of them will be pointed out in this article.
William K. Gardner, Perils in Ohio Civil Procedure, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 546 (1959)