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CM/ECF Next Generation (NextGen)

Important Announcement

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on Monday, November 8, 2021. NextGen is the culmination of a multi-year project headed by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide for the current and future filing and case management needs of all CM/ECF users.

General Order 2021-26 was issued on September 27, 2021, In Re: Electronic Court Filing Unavailable During Upgrade (NextGen), 12:00pm ET on Nov 5 - 9:00am ET on Nov 8. Click here for more information on NextGen CM/ECF.

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.

Prior to November 8, 2021, Attorney E-filers must do the following in order to continue to file electronically in NextGen:

  1. Obtain your own individual PACER account (click here to learn more) OR Upgrade your existing PACER account (click here to learn more). Shared PACER accounts will no longer be useable once the court has upgraded, therefore, you MUST have your own individual PACER account.
  2. You must know your current ECF Login and Password prior to November 8. If you do not remember your current ECF Password for filing in the Northern District of Indiana, you can use the Password Reset Link provided on the Northern District of Indiana’s CM/ECF login page: CM/ECF USDC-INND Live login (

If you need further assistance retrieving or resetting your current ECF login/password prior to November 8, please contact the Clerk's office via email at:; or by phone: (574) 246-8045.

On or after November 8, 2021:
You will be required to link your upgraded PACER account with CM/ECF to be able to file electronically in the Northern District of Indiana. Linking instructions provided HERE