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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why was I called for Petit Jury Duty?

    You may wonder how you came to be called for jury duty.  Your name was obtained from the voter registration list of your county, according to guidelines which assure a random selection of a fair cross-section of the community.  You were then mailed a qualification form to complete.  On the basis of your answers to the questions on that form you were found to be qualified to serve and were again randomly selected to be summoned as a prospective juror.

  • How do I update my contact information in ECF?

    Changing your phone number

    • Login to ECF using your electronic filing login and password.
    • Select Utilities, Maintain Your Account
    • Highlight the old phone number in the Phone field, and type in the new one.
    • Choose Submit to save.
    • Choose Submit again to update your cases.

     
    How to change the primary e-mail address or add additional e-mail addresses

    • Login to ECF using your electronic filing login and password.
    • Choose the Utilities Menu, and then Maintain Your E-mail from the Your Account menu.
    • Click on the primary e-mail address, then make change in the right pane. Click Return to Person Information Screen and Submit to save.
    • For new additional e-mail addresses, choose "Add New E-mail Address" from the left pane.
    • Type in the e-mail address in the right pane.
    • Under Configuration Options, select Yes under "Should this e-mail address receive notice for all cases in which this individual is a participant "so the additional e-mail address will receive notice in all the attorney's cases.
    • If you want the additional e-mail to receive notice only in certain cases, select No under "Should this e-mail address receive notice for all cases in which this individual is a participant?"
    • Add the specific case number where you see "Add additional cases for noticing" under Case Specific Options. Delete any cases on the list you do not want for that additional e-mail address.
    • Click "Submit all Changes" in the left pane.
    • Click Submit again to update your cases.

     
    How to change or delete an additional e-mail address

    • Login in ECF with your electronic filing login and password.
    • Choose the Utilities Menu, and then Maintain Your E-mail.
    • Highlight the additional e-mail address.
    • To delete it, press the Delete key.
    • To change the e-mail address, start typing it in
    • Click Submit All Changes, then click Submit to update your cases.

     
    Changing your physical or firm address:

    • Please file a notice of change of address and email ecf_information@msnd.uscourts.gov
  • How am I selected for Jury Duty?

    You may wonder how you came to be called for jury duty.  Your name was obtained from the voter registration list of your county, according to guidelines which assure a random selection of a fair cross-section of the community.  You were then mailed a qualification form to complete.  On the basis of your answers to the questions on that form you were found to be qualified to serve and were again randomly selected to be summoned as a prospective juror.

  • Are there procedural rules relating to electronic filing?

    Rule 5(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 5005(a) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Rule 25(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Rule 49(d) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure authorize individual courts by local rule to permit or require papers to be filed by electronic means. Most courts that offer electronic filing have issued an authorizing local rule; most have supplemented the local rule with a general order and/or procedures that set forth the relevant procedures governing electronic filing in that court. Individual court rules and procedures are generally available on their Web sites. Rules 5(b) and 77 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 25 and 26 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules 45 and 49 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules 7005, 9014 and 9022 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure also authorize service of documents by electronic means if parties consent. The amendments do not apply to service of process. For more information, click here. Individual court rules and procedures are generally available on their web sites

     

    Amendments to the Federal Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules of Procedure address issues relating to privacy and public access to electronic case files. The Rules require that filers redact certain "personal identifier" information, such as Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers, dates of birth, names of minor children, financial account numbers, and in criminal cases, home addresses, from their filings. Fed. R. App. P. 25(a)(5); Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2; Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1; Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037. At login to CM/ECF, a message reminds attorneys of their responsibility to redact this private information from the documents they file. The most recent version of this reminder also requires attorneys to acknowledge that they have read the notice and complied with the redaction rules. Filers cannot complete the login process without checking the acknowledgement in this recent version.

  • How do I clear my Internet Browser?

    Firefox: (Tools > Clear Recent History > Everything)

    Internet Exporer 7 and Above: (Tools > Delete Browsing History> Make sure Temporary Internet files)
     
    Opera: (Menu > Settings > Delete Private Data)
     
    Safari: ( Safari menu > Empty Cache > Empty)
     
  • I am having trouble with the Case Management Order Form, what do I need to do?

    Read THIS information.

     

  • How do I log in to CMECF?

    You can access CMECF through the District Court website, or by going to ecf.msnd.uscourts.gov.  Click on the "Document Filing System" link and then enter your Northern District of Mississippi specific CMECF login and password.  Practice Tip:  When filing, the client code box should be left blank.

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