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CM/ECF: NextGen


New York Northern District - GO LIVE date is January 16, 2018

What is NextGen CM/ECF?    Learn More about NextGen CM/ECF           PACER FAQs

What is new in NextGen CM/ECF:

Central Sign-On is a new functionality that will allow attorneys to maintain one account across all NextGen courts (Appellate, Bankruptcy, and District).  What this means is that attorneys will be able to use one login and password to access all NextGen courts in which they have permission to file, as well as to access PACER for all courts.

What an Attorney must do in order to electronically file in NYND as of January 16, 2018:

1.  Obtain your own individual PACER account or upgrade your existing PACER account.   Each attorney MUST have his/her own individual PACER account.  If an attorney does not yet have an individual PACER account, the attorney must create one.  To register for an individual PACER account, go to and click on 'REGISTER'.  PACER accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014 must be upgraded, go to, 'Manage My Account', and login with the attorney's current PACER credentials.

 2.  Know your current ECF Login and Password.  If the login information is stored in the browser, it will be lost and not recoverable once we upgrade to NextGen.  If you have forgotten your current password, you can reset your password.

3.  Link your PACER account with ECF.   (How to link your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF account)

4.  CJA Panel Attorneys - CJA Panel Attorneys will need only one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen.  If you have a separate exempt CJA account now, those exempt privileges will need to be added to your individual upgraded PACER account. 

5.  PACER Administrative Accounts ('PAA') - To help manage attorney accounts and have individual accounts centrally billed, Law Firms may centralize PACER billing through a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).   To register for a PAA, please visit:


Contact Information:

       For filing or admission related questions, contact:

              USDC/NDNY Court: 

New Ticket  Submit a Ticket to the CM/ECF Helpdesk!


For billing or other account related questions and assistance, contact:

      PACER:  1-800-676-6856