Today is: Friday, September 24, 2021

NextGen Information

You cannot link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts until after our court converts to NextGen

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  • 9/15/2021 Prepare for NextGen Now – Steps 1-3
    Step 1 – PACER ACCOUNTS If you do not have an individual PACER account, you will need to register for a new PACER account through PACER services. Each attorney must have his/her own individual PACER account. Shared PACER accounts will no longer be usable once the court has upgraded. However, firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to help manage accounts and have those individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees. DO NOT apply for a new account if you already have one. Click here to set up an individual PACER account or a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).

    Step 2 – UPGRADE ACCOUNT 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 click here to review the instructions on how to upgrade your PACER account. If you have questions regarding upgrading your PACER account, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or at (800) 676-6856.

    Step 3 – USERNAME AND PASSWORD You will need to make note of your current CM/ECF username and password in order to link your PACER account with CM/ECF when we implement NextGen in October. You will not be able to rely on login information that is stored in the browser, as it will be lost and not recoverable once NextGen becomes active. If you do not know your current CM/ECF login credentials and you e-File with our court, your CM/ECF login and password are usually the same as your e-Filing login and password. e-Filers should try to log in to CM/ECF with their e-Filing credentials to ensure they know their CM/ECF login and password are correct. If you are unable to log in to CM/ECF, please click on Forgot Password and enter the email address or username associated with your e-Filing account and we will send you an email with your login and password.

    Click here to be taken to our NextGen Webpage for more information.

    The Eastern District of California will continue to use our CAEB e-Filing site for e-filing most documents in our district. Your login and password will not change for our e-Filing site.

    Stay Tuned for More Information!
  • 8/26/2021 System Downtime
    The US Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of California will transition to NextGen (an upgraded version of CM/ECF & PACER) beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM.

    CM/ECF, PACER and the Court's e-filing system will be unavailable from Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM until Monday, October 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM. If you need to file documents on Friday, October 15, you may do so at our intake counters in Sacramento, Modesto and Fresno. Court addresses can be found by clicking here. Our intake counters will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Preparation may be required on your part to successfully log in to CM/ECF and PACER on Monday, October 18. Instructions can be found below.
  • 8/18/2021 CM/ECF Username and Password
    You will need to make note of your current CM/ECF username and password in order to link your PACER account with CM/ECF when we implement NextGen in October. You will not be able to rely on login information that is stored in the browser, as it will be lost and not recoverable once NextGen becomes active. If you do not know your current CM/ECF login credentials and you e-File with our court, your CM/ECF login and password are usually the same as your e-Filing login and password. e-Filers should try to log in to CM/ECF with their e-Filing credentials to ensure they know their CM/ECF login and password are correct. If you are unable to log in to CM/ECF, please click on Forgot Password and enter the email address or username associated with your e-Filing account and we will send you an email with your login and password.

    The Eastern District of California will continue to use our CAEB e-Filing site for e-filing most documents in our district. Your login and password will not change for our e-filing site.
  • 7/30/2021 PACER Accounts
    On October 18, 2021, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California will transition to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).

    NextGen simplifies the log-in process by combining CM/ECF and PACER accounts into a single Central Sign-On account. If you file in more than one district, you will use one login and password to access CM/ECF in all NextGen districts. You will no longer need a separate CM/ECF account for each NextGen court.

    The Eastern District of California will continue to use our CAEB e-Filing site for e-filing most documents in our district. Your login and password will not change for our e-filing site.

    Preparation for NextGen can begin now. 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 click here to review the instructions on how to upgrade your PACER account. If you have questions regarding upgrading your PACER account, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or at (800) 676-6856.

    If you do not have an individual PACER account, you will need to register for a new PACER account through PACER services. Each attorney must have his/her own individual PACER account. Shared PACER accounts will no longer be usable once the court has upgraded. However, firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to help manage accounts and have those individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees. Click here to set up an individual PACER account or a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).

    We look forward to assisting you during this transition to NextGen.

Instructions And Additional Information

  • Do you have a 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 must have his/her own individual PACER account. Shared PACER accounts will no longer be usable once the court has upgraded. However, firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to help manage accounts and have those individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees.

    Click here to set up an individual PACER account or a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).)
  • Is your PACER account Upgraded?
    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 click here to review the instructions on how to upgrade your PACER account.

    If you have questions regarding upgrading your PACER account, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or at (800) 676-6856.
  • Have you verified your CM/ECF Login?
    You will need to make note of your current CM/ECF username and password in order to link your PACER account with CM/ECF when we implement NextGen in October. You will not be able to rely on login information that is stored in the browser, as it will be lost and not recoverable once NextGen becomes active. If you do not know your current CM/ECF login credentials and you e-File with our court, your CM/ECF login and password are usually the same as your e-Filing login and password. e-Filers should try to log in to CM/ECF with their e-Filing credentials to ensure they know their CM/ECF login and password are correct.

    If you are unable to log in to CM/ECF, please click on Forgot Password and enter the email address or username associated with your e-Filing account and we will send you an email with your login and password.