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Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) Coming Soon - Prepare Today!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Re: Need to Get Updated Individual PACER Account Before NextGen Arrives
(Unless Your Individual Account was Created on or After August 11, 2014)

In the months ahead, the court community will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing Sytem (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). This upgrade will provide users with several benefits including central sign-on: the ability for e-filing attorneys to access any NextGen court they practice in using one login and password. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia plans to upgrade to NextGen on February 5, 2018.

To prepare for the upgraded system, you must take several preliminary steps. Your PACER Account will be your login, therefore you MUST have your own individual PACER Account. E-filing attroneys will not be able to use shared PACER accounts. Follow steps 1 through 3 below before we launch the new electronic filing system.

Step 1: Get your own individual PACER account, if you do not already have one. Register for a new PACER account by clicking here: https://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/pscof/regWizard.jsf

If you already have your own PACER account, then go to Step 2.

Step 2: If you have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 (also known as a Legacy account), you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court. Please see the below video on upgrading your PACER account (a PDF copy has been included for your convenience).  

Upgrading Your PACER Account - Attorneys with E-Filing Privileges

After watching the above video, click here to manage your account: https://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/pscof/login.jsf

Step 3: Note your current CM/ECF login and password. This is the login and password you are currently using. If you do not know your current login and password, please contact our Help Desk Line at: 202-354-3281. 

Step 4: ON OR AFTER THE DAY THIS COURT MOVES TO NEXTGEN, you must then link your upgraded PACER account to your current CM/ECF account. See instructions here.