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CM/ECF NextGen Information

The Bankruptcy Court will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  This upgrade provides users with several new benefits.  One of these benefits is Central Sign-On, a login process which allows e-filers to use one PACER login and password to access any NextGen court (District, Appellate and Bankruptcy) in which they file.

In order to continue using electronic case filing in the NextGen environment, filers need to take several steps.  Filers may take the three steps identified below immediately.

First, each filer must obtain his/her own PACER account.  Your PACER account will be your login to NextGen CM/ECF, and therefore you MUST have your own individual PACER account.  E-filers will not be able to use shared PACER accounts.  Please click the appropriate link below, depending on whether you are an Attorney or Non-Attorney filer, to register for a new PACER account.

Second, a filer may need to upgrade his/her existing PACER account.  Please click the link below for instructions on how to identify whether your existing PACER account needs to be updated and, if so, how to do so.  Upgrading your PACER account now will not affect your current CM/ECF login.

Finally, each filer must know his/her current CM/ECF login and password.  If the login information is stored in your internet browser or bankruptcy software, it will be lost and unrecoverable once we upgrade.  If a filer does not know his/her login or password, please contact the Court at 314-244-4500 to obtain your current CM/ECF credentials.  Please save this information for future use.

The Court will notify filers of more necessary steps as we work towards upgrading our Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system.  Please bookmark this page to monitor for updates and additional instructions.


- Register for an Attorney PACER Account
- Register for a Non-Attorney PACER Account

Instructions and Training:
- Registering for a new PACER Account: Instructions
- Upgrade Your PACER Account
- PACER NextGen Training

PACER Contact Information:
- Email:
- Phone: 800-676-6856
- Website: