CM/ECF eFiling


Regular Business Hours. The Court’s regular business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays.

The intake counter at the Clerk’s Office closes during the lunch hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. each business day, except for the last business day of each month when the intake counter closes at 3:00 p.m.

The public may attend open court proceedings. The use of face masks and social distancing is optional based on personal preference as set forth in General Order No. 22-00004. Social distancing accommodations may be provided upon request.

NextGen CM/ECF

To access case information from the District CM/ECF or Bankruptcy CM/ECF, you will be required to login using your PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) account issued by the PACER Service Center. If you have not registered, and wish to gain access to any of these systems, please visit the PACER Service Center at

District CM/ECF - For Civil, Criminal, and Miscellaneous Cases
Bankruptcy CM/ECF - For Bankruptcy Cases

Have questions or need assistance with District or Bankruptcy Electronic Case Filing?  Contact

Are you Ready for NextGen CM/ECF?

What is new for attorneys in NextGen?
Central Sign-On (CSO) is new functionality that will allow attorneys to maintain one account across all Next Gen courts (appellate, bankruptcy, and district). This means that attorneys will be able to use one login and password to access all NextGen courts, where they have permission to file, and PACER for all courts.

What must an attorney do to prepare for NextGen?

  • Each attorneys MUST have their own individual PACER accounts.  If an attorney does not have an individual PACER account, the attorney must create one before the Court upgrades to NextGen. Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filing attorneys once the court has upgraded. Firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account to help manage multiple attorney accounts and have the individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees. To register for a PACER Administrative Account, please visit

  • Existing “Legacy” PACER accounts (accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014) must be upgraded. Go to, Manage My Account and login with the attorney’s current PACER credentials. Note the display in Account Type. If “Legacy,” then select Upgrade, and update the information.

  • Each attorneys must know their current CM/ECF login/passwords for filing documents. Take note of your current CM/ECF login and password before the court upgrades to NextGen. If the login information is stored in your browser, it will be lost and not recoverable. Once the court upgrades, attorneys must link their existing ECF accounts to their upgraded PACER accounts for Central Sign-On. If an attorney does not know the current login or password, please use the password reset feature from the CM/ECF login page at

    Attorneys will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their individual ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER accounts. This linkage, however, cannot be completed until AFTER the court upgrades to NextGen. We will provide step-by-step  instructions at a later date about how to link an ECF account to an upgraded PACER account.

For more information on the improvements and the upgrade process, please visit:

Questions may be emailed to the ECF helpdesk at, or feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office directly at (670) 237-1200.