NextGen CM/ECF Information

In May 2021 the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system to Next Generation CM/ECF (NextGen).

NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining your CM/ECF and PACER accounts into a single Central Sign-On account. Through the PACER website, this single Central Sign-On account gives registered filers access to view documents in PACER and electronically file in all NextGen courts in which they have permission to file. In order to access NextGen through PACER, filers must have their own individual PACER account. E-filers will not be able to use shared PACER accounts.

Preparation for NextGen can begin now for all filers. If you already have an individual PACER account, and it was issued prior to August 11, 2014, the account will need to be upgraded for NextGen compatibility. Please review these Instructions on how to upgrade your PACER account.

If you do not have an individual PACER account, you will need to register for a new PACER account through PACER services. Each attorney/limited user must have his/her own individual PACER account. Shared PACER accounts will no longer be useable once the court has upgraded. However, firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account to help manage attorney/limited user accounts and have those individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees. View instructions on how to set up an individual PACER account or a PACER administrative account.

Lastly, to access NextGen CM/ECF after the upgrade in May 2021, all electronic filers who had prior filing access will need to link their CM/ECF account to their upgraded PACER account.

Upgrade Your Current PACER Account
Register for a New PACER Account
Link Upgraded PACER Account to CM/ECF Account
NextGen CM/ECF FAQs
PACER Help
NextGen CM/ECF Help

NextGen March Communication
NextGen April Communication