RULE 16. Judgments upon warrant of attorney to confess

Judgments by confession, upon a warrant of attorney, will not be entered in the absence of the defendant, except upon proof, satisfactory to the court, of the signature of the maker upon the warrant of attorney or other instrument upon which judgment is sought to be taken. As a condition precedent to the entering of judgment, the original warrant of attorney shall be produced in open Court, and the Court shall satisfy itself that the warning required by Revised Code Section 2323.13(D) appears on the instrument upon which judgment is sought to be taken if such instrument was executed on or after January 1, 1971. Immediately upon entering a judgment by confession, upon a warrant of attorney, the court shall cause to be sent to the defendant a certified letter, return receipt requested, mailed to the defendant at the address set forth in the complaint, notifying said defendant of the entry of the judgment against the defendant, in accordance with Revised Code Section 2323.13(C).

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