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:
- Log in to Manage My Account.
- Click the Maintenance tab.
- 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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Log in to Manage My Account and check your ‘Account Type.’ It should indicate you have an Upgraded PACER Account.
The CurrentGen CM/ECF system requires two separate usernames and passwords; however, once a court implements the NextGen CM/ECF system, you will be able to use your PACER username and password for both. Look up if your court has upgraded to NextGen CM/ECF.
Yes. Users have the option to remove their account from a PACER Administrative Account (PAA). To do so:
- Log into Manage My Account.
- Select Remove Your PACER Account from a PAA on the Settings tab.
- Enter a brief remark and click Submit.
PACER Case Search Privileges will be made temporarily deactivated during this process. To reactivate, after updating your account information, please contact the PACER Service Center at 800-676-6856 or firstname.lastname@example.org or have your new firm administrator add you to their PAA.
For district and bankruptcy courts:
Attorneys may authorize duplicate receipt of the notice of electronic filing for up to five support staff members. To add email recipients, the attorney should use the Maintain Your Account/Email Information option under the Utilities menu within CM/ECF.
For appellate courts:
Attorneys may authorize duplicate receipt of the notice of docket activity for several support staff members, depending on the length of email addresses (up to 255 characters).
To add email recipients, the attorney should log in to Manage My Account, select Update E-Filer Email Noticing and Frequency option under the Maintenance tab.