The Bankruptcy Court will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on July 15, 2019.
While docketing within NextGen will remain the same, accessing NextGen to file documents will be different. NextGen has a Central Sign-On feature that allows e-filers to use one PACER login and password to access any NextGen court (District, Appellate and Bankruptcy) in which they file.
Central Sign-On requires a change in the use of PACER. To be ready for this change, Attorneys should take the three steps identified below immediately. Taking these steps will not affect your current functionality in the legacy CM/ECF program.
First, each filer must obtain his/her own PACER account. This differs from the current approach which allows a single PACER account per firm that can be shared among multiple users. Your PACER account will ultimately be your login to NextGen CM/ECF, therefore you must have your own individual PACER account. E-filers will not be able to use shared PACER accounts. To register for a new PACER account, visit PACER. Instructions for creating a PACER account are available here.
Second, if you have an older individual PACER account (created before August 11, 2014), it will need to be upgraded for NextGen compatibility. Upgrading your PACER account now will not affect your current CM/ECF login. Instructions for upgrading your PACER account are available here.
Third, each attorney must know his/her current CM/ECF login and password. If your CM/ECF credentials are stored in your internet browser or bankruptcy software, it will be lost and unrecoverable once we upgrade. If an attorney 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.
Instructions and Training:
- Linking Your CM/ECF and Upgraded PACER Accounts
- Linking Your CM/ECF and Upgraded PACER Accounts: Video
- Registering for a new PACER Account: Instructions
- Upgrade Your PACER Account
- PACER NextGen Training