What's New for NextGen CM/ECF Users
On December 6, 2021, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida will upgrade their Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).
NextGen allows attorney, trustee, and creditor filers to maintain a single login and password for e-filing access through PACER in all NextGen federal courts in which they have permission to e-file.
We encourage everyone who files electronically in our court to view our NextGen training resources.
Preparing for NextGen
Each filer must have their own PACER account, which must be linked to their CM/ECF filing account once we have implemented NextGen. Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filers once we have upgraded to NextGen.
- Obtain your own individual PACER account
- "Getting Started" guide to setting up your individual PACER account (attorney filers)
- Filing Agents
Each filer must have an UPGRADED PACER ACCOUNT. If you already have your own PACER account, but it is not upgraded, please upgrade it now. See "How do I know if I have an upgraded PACER account?" below.
Each filer will need to link their PACER account to their CURRENT CM/ECF account. This must be completed on or after December 6th after the court goes live on NextGen CM/ECF.
- You must know your current CM/ECF login and password.
- If your web browser automatically fills in your CM/ECF account credentials, it will not work on December 6 after the upgrade to NextGen.
- Please make a note of your current CM/ECF login and password prior to December 3, 2021.
Contact CMECF_Helpdesk@flnb.uscourts.gov if you are a current ECF account holder and have forgotten your password.
- Instructions for Linking Your CM/ECF Account to your Upgraded PACER Account (Must be completed after the court goes live on NextGen CM/ECF.)
NextGen training for external users was held Tuesday, November 16:
- Video (opens in a new tab or window) - NextGen External User Training
- Presentation Slides - NextGen External User Training
This training covered:
- What is NextGen and Why?
- Central Sign-On
- Filing Agents
- PACER Administrative Accounts
- Dates to Know
We encourage everyone who files electronically in our court, including attorneys, trustees, limited filers/creditors, and staff who file electronically for you to review this training if you were unable to participate that day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have an upgraded PACER account?
Login to "Manage My Account" and check your "Account Type." It should indicate that you have an Upgraded PACER account.
My company or firm uses a shared PACER account. Can we continue to use that account?
All attorney, trustee, filing agent, and creditor filers must have individual PACER accounts to use for electronic filing in NextGen. Law firms may setup a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage the billing for individual PACER accounts and access fees. Staff members who share a PACER account only for research can continue to share. NOTE: A PAA account is for firm account management and does not have access to case information.
For more Frequently Asked Questions visit PACER's website: https://pacer.uscourts.gov/help/faqs
Additional information regarding NextGen can be found at www.pacer.gov/nextgen/
Questions regarding PACER accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center.