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Preparing For NextGen

The District Court will be upgrading to NextGen CM/ECF later this year.  To prepare for this transition, please review the material on this page.

What is new for Attorneys in Next Gen:

Central Sign-On is a new functionality that will allow 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

What an Attorney Can Do NOW to Prepare for NextGen

1.  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 www.pacer.gov and click on “register.”   Existing “Legacy” PACER accounts (accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014) must be upgraded. Go to www.pacer.gov, Manage My Account, and login with the attorney’s current PACER credentials.

Register For A New Individual PACER Account

Upgrade Current Individual PACER Account

2.   Each attorney must know his/her current CM/ECF login/password for filing documents.  If the login information is stored in the browser, it will be lost and not recoverable once we convert.  If you know your current password and would like to change it now, please follow the instructions below.  If you do not know your login or password, please contact the Clerk's Office.

Changing CM/ECF Passwords

3.  CJA Attorney PACER accounts.  Please note that you will only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen.  If you have a separate exempt CJA account now, those exempt privileges will be added to your individual upgraded PACER account.

CJA Attorney PACER Accounts

4.  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://www.pacer.gov/reg_firm.html.

 

What a Self-Represented Party Approved for E-Filing Can Do NOW to Prepare for NextGen

1.  Register for a new upgraded Pacer account, or upgrade an existing account.

Self Represetned Party Instructions To Apply For A New Upgraded PACER Account

Upgrade Current Individual PACER Account

2.   Each e-filer must know his/her current CM/ECF login/password for filing documents.  If the login information is stored in the browser, it will be lost and not recoverable once we convert.  If you know your current password and would like to change it now, please follow the instructions below.  If you do not know your login or password, please contact the court at qualitycontrol@ctd.uscourts.gov.

Changing CM/ECF Passwords