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NextGen CM/ECF is Coming! - What It Means For You

What's Changing

We will be upgrading our Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) in September 2021. This upgrade provides users with several new benefits.  One of these benefits is Central Sign-On, a login process which allows e-filing attorneys and non-attorneys to use one PACER login and password to access any NextGen Court (appellate, bankruptcy and district) in which they practice.

All electronic filers MUST obtain their own PACER account.  Your PACER account is your login for NextGen, and therefore you MUST have your own individual PACER Account.  E-filers are not able to use shared PACER accounts.  Please click the PACER link below for more information regarding how to obtain a PACER account, upgrade your PACER Account and link your PACER Account to your current CM/ECF acocunt. 

About NextGen

For more information on the improvements and the upgrade process, including several Electronic Learning Modules, please visit .

NextGen Correspondence to Public Filers


Registering for a PACER Account - Can be done now!

User needs an Individual PACER Account





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Select PACER-Case Search Only




Select Register for a PACER Account