The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida has begun preparations to upgrade to CM/ECF Next Generation (“NextGen”) with an anticipated “go live” date of Monday, December 6, 2021. The way you login to file documents, pleadings, and/or claims is the only change you will see with this upgrade.
Tasks to Be Completed Prior to December 6:
- Ensure your PACER account is upgraded. If you have an older “legacy” PACER account (created prior to August 2014) which has not been upgraded for NextGen filing in another court, you must upgrade your account. The login and password you use to access our court for electronic filing will no longer work when our court “goes live” on NextGen December 6th. You can upgrade your Pacer account any time before the “go live” date. Instructions for upgrading your Pacer account can be found here.
NOTE: If you currently file in another NextGen court (i.e., any federal court where you must login to PACER to access the court for filing, including the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida) your Pacer account has already been upgraded.
- All filers must have their own PACER account. Filing agents, firm associates, team members, or others who share a firm or company PACER account must have their own PACER account or they will be unable to file. Your firm or company may wish to create a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) for billing and maintenance purposes. Please visit https://pacer.uscourts.gov/help/faqs/pacer-administrative-account for more information on an administrative account. PACER accounts are free and there is no limit to the number of accounts that can be maintained under a PAA.
- Know your current CM/ECF username and password. When our court “goes live” on NextGen December 6th, you will not be able to file in our court until you link your upgraded PACER account to our NextGen system. This linking process requires that you know your CM/ECF username and password. This is required even if you have linked your upgraded PACER account to other NextGen courts.
If you have questions about upgrading your PACER account, please review the FAQs available at the PACER Service Center https://pacer.uscourts.gov/help/faqs.
More information regarding our court’s upgrade to NextGen will be provided through our website announcements and emails to our electronic filers over the next several months.