You will NOT be able to file in NextGen until your CM/ECF account is linked to your upgraded, individual PACER account. To link your accounts, follow these steps or click here for printable instructions.
- Go to CM/ECF at https://ecf.cob.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
- Enter your upgraded PACER username and Password. Click Login.
- From the menu bar, click Utilities.
- Click Link a CM/ECF Account to My PACER Account.
- Enter your CM/ECF Login and Password.
- Click Submit.
- Verify your account information. Click Submit. You will receive a confirmation message and an email notification, and additional filing options should appear on your menu. If you do not see additional filing options, try refreshing your browser, logging out and logging back in, or clear your browser cookies, cache, and history
- Email: email@example.com (Mention NextGen in the subject line for faster response)
Instructions and Training:
Register for a PACER Account:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 800-676-6856
- Website: https://pacer.uscourts.gov/file-case/get-ready-nextgen-cmecf