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Preparing For NextGen

CM/ECF Upgrade to NextGen:

The Court is scheduled to upgrade to NextGen on November 23, 2020.

What Is New For Attorneys In NextGen:

Central Sign-On allows attorneys to maintain one account across all NextGen courts (appellate, bankruptcy, and district).  What this means is that attorneys will be able to use one login and password to access all NextGen courts where they have permission to file, as well as to access PACER for all courts.

Notice Re: Next Generation of CM/ECF

NextGen FAQs

What An Attorney Must Do In Order To E-file:

Each attorney MUST have his/her own individual PACER account.  If an attorney does not have an individual PACER account, the attorney must create one before the Court upgrades to NextGen.  To register for an individual PACER account, attorneys should go to https://pacer.uscourts.gov/  and click on Register for an Account and then click on PACER – Case Search Only.  Existing “Legacy” PACER accounts (accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014) must be upgraded.  Go to  https://pacer.uscourts.gov/ and hover over Manager Your Account and select Manage My Account Login and login with the attorney’s current PACER credentials.

Register For A New Individual PACER Account

Upgrade Current Individual PACER Account

CJA Attorney PACER accounts:

Please note that you will only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen.  You can use the Change PACER Exemption Status instructions to toggle in between exempt and not exempt status.

What You Will Need to Do When We Go Live on November 23, 2020

Once we go live with NextGen November 23, 2020 you will only be able to file and view documents using your PACER Login.  Instructions for linking your CM/ECF Account to your PACER Account can be found here.

CJA Attorney PACER Accounts

Pacer Administrative Accounts ("PAA") - Firms may centralize Pacer billing through a PACER Administrative Account to help manage attorney accounts and have individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees.  To register for a PACER Administrative Account, please visit  https://pacer.uscourts.gov/register-account/group-billing

Media Accounts:

If you currently have a CM/ECF media account, you will need to link your account as indicated above in the What You Will Need to Do When We Go Live on November 23, 2020.

Attorneys on the Court's Mediator and Pro Bono panels:

Please note that you will only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen.  If your account does not already have the exemption, the Court will submit your exemption to PACER and notify the individual attorney that this has been submitted.