What Is New For Attorneys In NextGen:
Central Sign-On allows 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 where they have permission to file, as well as to access PACER for all courts.
What An Attorney Must Do In Order To E-file:
- Each attorney MUST have his/her own individual PACER account. If an attorney does not have an individual PACER account, the attorney must create one before the Court upgrades to NextGen. To register for an individual PACER account, attorneys should go to www.pacer.gov and click on “register.” Existing “Legacy” PACER accounts (accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014) must be upgraded. Go to www.pacer.gov, Manage My Account, and login with the attorney’s current PACER credentials.
- Beginning June 3, 2019, you will only be able to file and view documents using your PACER Login. Instructions for linking your CM/ECF Account to your PACER Account can be found here.
- CJA Attorney PACER accounts. Please note that you will only need one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen. You can use the Change PACER Exemption Status instructions to toggle in between exempt and not exempt status.
- Pacer Administrative Accounts ("PAA") - Firms may centralize Pacer billing through a PACER Administrative Account to help manage attorney accounts and have individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees. To register for a PACER Administrative Account, please visit https://www.pacer.gov/reg_firm.html.