Use one of three strategies for searching a party on CM/ECF. Before you do, keep in mind that at this time, CM/ECF searches are not key word searches but require exact text matches including, in some cases, articles such as "A" and "The."
If you know the party's last name, then enter it. Be sure to use appropriate upper and lower case characters since the search is case sensitive.
It may be necessary to conduct multiple searches. For example, if you are searching for World Communications, then search on the first word of the corporation's name. If there are articles in the title such as "A" or "The," you may or may not need to include the article in the search. For example a search request for The Portland Oceanian may not produce a result. But a search request for Portland Oceanian will be successful. Likewise a search for Portland Oceanian may not produce a result; but a search for The Portland Oceanian will be successful. Remember that all searches are case sensitive, so make sure that your search begins with an uppercase letter.
If you do not know the spelling of a party's last name, then enter the first letter of the last name. You may end up with a long list of parties whose last name begins with the letter you searched on. You will then have to scroll through the list to find your party.