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Case Information

What is CM/ECF?

Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) is the integrated case management and electronic docketing system used in all federal courts. CM/ECF provides an easy-to-use electronic case filing feature that allows court documents to be filed and viewed over the Internet.

What is PACER?

  • Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

What is New for CM/ECF Attorney E-Filers in NextGen?

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 E-filers 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.