CCP 252     

Art. 252.  Issuance of process

The clerk of a court shall issue all citations, writs, mandates, summons, subpoenas, and other process of the court in the name of the State of Louisiana.  He shall indicate thereon the court from which they issue, sign them in his official capacity, and affix the seal of the court thereto.  If service by the sheriff is required, the clerk shall deliver or mail them to the sheriff who is to make the service.