NextGen CM/ECF Training and Registration

Attorney Training and Registration

The United States Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan is a NextGen CM/ECF court. You must register through PACER (https://pacer.uscourts.gov/) before obtaining filing privileges. To file in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, an attorney must first be admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and must also complete a bankruptcy attorney training course. Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19, attorney training classes held at the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court are cancelled until further notice. Until classes resume, you can obtain training through a NextGen CM/ECF bankruptcy court such as Michigan Western Bankruptcy Court that offers online training. Verification of training will be confirmed before filing privileges are approved.

Filers and Users participating in electronic filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan should review the Terms of Agreement and the Administrative Procedures for the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court, as well as the Local Rules and Administrative Orders.

For Attorneys Who Have Completed Training In Another Approved NextGen CM/ECF U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Attorneys who have completed training in another NextGen CM/ECF bankruptcy court are not required to attend training in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. After being admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and training is complete click here to register for an Attorney PACER account.

Attorney support staff are not required to attend training, but are required to register through PACER (https://pacer.uscourts.gov/) before fling privileges can be approved. Click here to register for a Non- Attorney PACER account.

Users Requesting Limited Access in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court

Limited Access Users will have the restricted ability to file proofs of claim, reaffirmation agreements, etc. in the NextGen CM/ECF system. Users are not required to attend training, but are required to register through PACER (https://pacer.uscourts.gov/) before filing privileges can be approved. Click here to register for a Non-Attorney PACER account.

Creditors and individuals who only need to file Proofs of Claim or a Withdrawal of a Claim may do so through the Court’s ePOC system, which does not require a user login and password, by clicking here.

Personal Financial Management Course Providers Requesting Limited Access in the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court

Personal financial management course providers are not required to attend training. Michigan Eastern Bankruptcy Court is a NextGen CM/ECF court so you must register as a User through PACER (https://pacer.uscourts.gov/) before fling privileges can be approved. Click here to register for a Non-Attorney PACER account.