All electronic filers must:
1) Have an individual, upgraded PACER account
2) Link their CM/ECF account to their PACER account
Attorneys can manage their fee exemption status within a single account.
Attorneys with a fee exemption only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen. Exempt users should use the toggle feature within NextGen to alternate between exempt and not exempt status.
- CJA Attorneys must submit their PACER exemption request directly to PACER. Instructions can be found on PACER here.
- Mediators will have the exemption submitted to PACER by the Court.
Firms can consolidate billing for multiple individual accounts.
Pacer Administrative Accounts help allow multiple individual accounts to be centrally billed for PACER access fees. To register for a PACER Administrative Account, please visit https://pacer.uscourts.gov/register-account/group-billing.
|CM/ECF PDF Size Limitations
|When filing individuals PDFs, each PDF must be under the specified size. When downloading multiple PDFs, the total size of all PDFs must be under the specified size.
|Individual Document or Attachment
|Total Document (Including Attachments)
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