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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I link my CM/ECF electronic filing credentials to my upgraded PACER account?

Once a court has migrated to NextGen CM/ECF you will need to link your accounts together. First log in to manage your account. You will need to use the "Link my filer account to my PACER account" link (appellate court) or the "Link a CM/ECF account to my PACER account" link (bankruptcy or district courts). This process varies depending on court type.

For detailed instructions, review the:

Once you linked your filing credentials, you will only need to use your upgraded PACER account credentials to file and/or view case information in any NextGen CM/ECF court.

If the linking process failed, please try again. If you do not remember your CM/ECF username or password, contact the court.

If the linking process still does not work, you must log in with your upgraded PACER account and submit a new electronic filing request for the court:

  1. Log in to Manage My Account.
  2. Click the Maintenance tab.
  3. Click either Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration or Non-Attorney Admissions E-File Registration.

Once request is submitted, you will need to wait for the court to process the request and grant you electronic filing privileges.

To learn more about submitting a new electronic filing request, review the electronic learning module for the Manage My Account Maintenance tab.

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