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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 you to maintain a single login and password for PACER access and e-filing in all NextGen federal courts in which you have permission to e-file.


Preparing for NextGen

Each filer must have their own PACER account, which must be linked to your CM/ECF filing account once we have implemented NextGen. Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filing attorneys once we have upgraded to NextGen.


Each filer may need to UPGRADE their 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.
    • If you do not know your current CM/ECF login and password, contact the help desk.
  • Instructions for Linking Your CM/ECF Account to your Upgraded PACER Account (Must be completed after the court goes live on NextGen CM/ECF.)



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 law firm uses a shared PACER account. Can we continue to use that account?

Each attorney and filing agent must have an individual PACER account to use for electronic filing in NextGen. Law firms may setup a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage the billing for individual attorney accounts and PACER 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:

Additional information regarding NextGen can be found at

Questions regarding PACER accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center.