You are here

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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  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.

  • How do I redact text within a PDF document?

    Please click here for more instructions.

  • How do I submit items to the Judges Chambers?

    Check HERE to find contact information for our Judge's Chambers

  • Can I get proof of my jury service?

    After reporting for service, a certificate of attendance will be given to you upon request. This can be given to employers as proof of your service.

  • What if I fail to appear for Jury Service?

    Title 28 U.S.C. Section 1864 (b) states that persons who are summoned to appear for Federal Jury Service and fail to appear may then be ordered to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court for noncompliance with the court summons. Persons then failing to appear or to show cause for nonappearance may be fined not more than $1000.00 or imprisoned for not more than three days, or both.

  • Do documents that will be filed on CMECF systems need to be in a particular format?

    CMECF systems are designed to accept only documents in PDF format. This format was chosen because it allows a document to retain its pagination, formatting, and fonts no matter what type of computer is used to view or print the document. It is also an open standard format. Adobe developed the format, and offers software that allows conversion of documents created in most word processing systems into PDF.  Several word processing and other programs contain features that convert documents created in those programs into PDF. (To improve security and archiving capabilities, plans are underway to require that all filers use the new PDF/A format.) Currently, the size limitation is 32 mb per document, However, it is recommended to break documents larger than 20 mb down into 10 -15 mb parts if you are having trouble uploading them.