On October 20, 2014, the Second Circuit went live with NextGen CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case-management and electronic-filing
NextGen CM/ECF allows public filers to use a single user name and password to access both PACER information and file in CM/ECF. Appellate filers must
upgrade existing PACER accounts and use the upgraded accounts to log in to NextGen CM/ECF.
Each filer in a court that has adopted NextGen CM/ECF must have an individual, upgraded PACER account. A firmwide or shared account may still be used to perform case research in PACER, but cannot be used to file in NextGen CM/ECF. A filer who has been using a shared PACER account to file in the Second Circuit must create a new, upgraded PACER account. CM/ECF filer accounts in other courts will continue to provide e-filing access to those courts.
Note: An attorney who created a PACER account on or after August 11, 2014 already has an upgraded PACER account which is compatible with NextGen CM/ECF.
A filer in the Second Circuit who has an existing, individual PACER account and a CM/ECF e-filing account in the Second Circuit may take these two steps to
use the single login feature in NextGen CM/ECF:
Upgrade a PACER account
Link an existing CM/ECF account to an upgraded PACER account
A filer who does not have an existing individual PACER account may follow
these instructions to create
an upgraded individual PACER account. If the filer does not have CM/ECF e-filer privileges in the Second Circuit, the filer can register by following
Note: A filer should expect to spend ten to fifteen minutes upgrading or creating a new account on the PACER Service Center website.
Last modified at 9/29/2014