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Electronic Case Filing

All electronic filers must:

1)   Have an individual, upgraded PACER account

Register for a New Individual PACER Account

Upgrade Current Individual PACER Account (account created before 8/11/14)

2)   Link their CM/ECF account to their PACER account

Linking Your PACER and CM/ECF Accounts

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.

CJA Attorneys

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

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 30MB
Total Document (Including Attachments) 100MB


Local NextGen CM/ECF Support
Business Hours  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (ET)
Cincinnati 513-564-7500
Columbus 614-719-3000
Dayton 937-512-1400

For emergency filing outside of business hours, you may leave a message.
These messages are monitored 24-hours a day.

PACER Support
Hours 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (CT)
Phone Number 800-676-6856