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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.

  • 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)
     
  • 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.

  • I am having issues wih popup blockers. What do I do?

    In order to pay filing fees associated with pleadings filed in the Electronic Filing System, popup blockers must be temporarily disabled. If you have a popup blocker running, the following payment issues may occur:

    • You filed a pleading that required a fee, but never received a popup window showing the amount due.
    • You filed a pleading that required a fee and received a blank popup window after viewing the Notice of Electronic Filing.
    • You attempted to pay your fees by clicking Utilities>Internet Payments Due, but received a blank screen that showed “done” in the lower left hand corner of the browser. Listed below are instructions for disabling the most common pop-up blocking programs.

     

    To temporarily bypass the Popup Blocker

    • Google Toolbar - Hold down the Ctrl key and then click on the “Internet Payments Due” link under Utilities.
    • Yahoo Toolbar - Hold down the Ctrl key and then click on the “Internet Payments Due” link under Utilities.
    • Windows XP (Internet Explorer) – Hold down the Ctrl key and then click on the “Internet Payments Due” link under Utilities.

     

    Turn off Popup Blocker

    • Google Toolbar - Click on the Google button>Options and uncheck Popup Blocker under accessories.
    • Yahoo Toolbar - Click on the popup blocker button on the toolbar and uncheck Enable Popup Blocker.
    • Windows XP - Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools>Popup Blocker>Turn off Popup Blocker.

     

    Add certain web sites in the allow popup list

    • Yahoo Toolbar - Click on the popup blocker button and select “always allow popups from…”
    • Windows XP - Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools>Popup Blocker>Popup
    • Blocker Settings. You may also click on the Popup Blocked message displayed near the top of the page and select “Always allow Popups from this site”
    • Google Toolbar – Click on the popup blocker button. This will add the current web site to the allow popup list.

     

  • I am having trouble with the Case Management Order Form, what do I need to do?

    Read THIS information.

     

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