Garland, TX asked in Contracts and Appeals / Appellate Law for Texas

Q: Do I need to serve a citation for a Writ of Mandamus if the respondent and real parties of interest are able to efile?

The real parties of interest and the judge/ respondent are available to efile. So I don't know if I still need to serve them a citation.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It depends on whether you are filing a writ of mandamus in the trial court or in the appellate court.

In the trial court, you do need to issue and serve a citation.

In the appellate court, you do not need to issue and serve a citation.

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