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CM/ECF NextGen Information

WHAT’S NEW FOR ATTORNEYS IN NextGen CM/ECF?
 

Central Sign-On . . .
 
New functionality that allows you to maintain one account across all courts (district, appellate, and bankruptcy) and to sign in one time to access all courts where you have permission to file (each court must be upgraded to NextGen) will be available soon.
 

WHAT SHOULD I DO?
 
Each filer must have their own PACER account, which will be linked to your CM/ECF filing account once we have implemented NextGen.  Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filing attorneys once we have upgraded.   Register for a PACER account.   (Step-by-Step instructions for registering).    Questions regarding Individual PACER accounts should be directed to PACER at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or by calling (800) 676-6856.  Answers to frequently asked questions may be found at https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen
 

OR
 
Each filer may need to UPGRADE their PACER account.  If you already have your own PACER account but it was created prior to August 11, 2014, you must UPGRADE it.  Upgrade your account.    (Step-by-Step instructions for upgrading)  
 
A note to firms:  Firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account to help manage attorney accounts and have them centrally billed for filing and PACER access fees.  Complete information regarding PACER Administrative Accounts (PAAs) can be found here: https://www.pacer.gov/documents/paausermanual.pdf .  Click here to register for a PAA Account: https://www.pacer.gov/reg_firm.html
 
 
Filers must know their current CM/ECF login/password.  This is the account used for filing documents.  If it is stored in your browser, it will be lost and not recoverable except by the court.  You must use it to link your filing account to your PACER account for Central Sign-On.  If you don’t know your login/password, contact your local clerk's office.   (Step-by-Step instructions for linking)
 
*CJA panel members:   The PACER Service Center has created an electronic learning module specifically for CJA counsel:  PACER CJA ELM
 
 
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
Step-by-Step instructions for registering for a new individual PACER account
Step-by-Step instructions for upgrading an existing legacy PACER account
COMING SOON -
     Step-by-Step instructions for linking an upgraded PACER account to a NextGen CM/ECF account
     Step-by-Step instructions for CJA Attorneys With Existing PACER Accounts
     Step-by-Step instructions for CJA Attorneys Creating a New PACER Account
     Attorney Admissions - Requesting Admission for an Attorney with a PACER Account
     Attorney Admissions - Requesting Admission for an Attorney without a PACER Account
     Attorney Admissions - Registering for Electronic Filing for Attorneys Previously Admitted in Ohio Northern & Federal Government Attorneys
 
 

QUESTIONS for the Court?
 
Cleveland: 1-800-355-8498
Akron: 330-252-6000
Toledo: 419-213-5500
Youngstown: 330-884-7400
 
 

QUESTIONS for PACER?
 
Email:   pacer@psc.uscourts.gov
Phone:  (800) 676-6856
Visit:    https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen/