NextGen CM/ECF

What's New for ECF Users in NextGen?

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Dakota (NDB) will be upgrading its CM/ECF filing system to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF in the coming months (estimated June 22, 2020).  NextGen allows you to use a single login and password for electronic filing and PACER access in NextGen federal courts.


What You Need to Do Now.

1.Do you have your own individual PACER account?

You must have your own individual PACER account, which will be linked to your CM/ECF account once NDB has implemented NextGen. Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by NDB CM/ECF filers after NDB has upgraded to NextGen.


2.Have you upgraded your PACER account?

If you have an individual PACER account created prior to August 11, 2014, it may need to be upgraded.


3.Does your firm need a PACER Administrative Account?

Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage and pay all charges associated with multiple individual PACER accounts.


4.Do you know your current NDB CM/ECF login and password?

This is the login and password used for filing documents. Make note of them before NDB upgrades to NextGen. If you store your NDB login and password in your browser, they will be lost and not recoverable except by contacting the Court.


What You Need to Do When NDB Goes Live on NextGen (est. June 22, 2020).

·You must link your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF account.

After NDB upgrades to NextGen, you will not be able to file documents until you link your upgraded PACER username and password and your NDB CM/ECF login and password. If you have not obtained your own individual PACER account, or if you have your own individual PACER account but haven't upgraded it, see above.


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