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Important Notice Regarding NextGen CM/ECF

Due to changes mandated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, you must upgrade your PACER username and password in order to continue to electronically file cases.

NextGen CM/ECF requires the use of a single login for both electronic filing in the courts that have adopted NextGen and PACER case research. To file a case or individual document you must upgrade and link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts.

NEXT STEPS:

  1. Upgrade your PACER account
  2. Link an Existing CM/ECF Account to an Upgraded PACER Account
  3. Enter your upgraded PACER account in Best Case

Best Case has compiled a guide to help you through the steps, once your Court upgrades the CM/ECF to NextGen.
Download Guide

If you need help upgrading or linking PACER account, please contact PACER support at 1.800.676.6856. If you need assistance adding upgraded PACER account into Best Case, call 1.800.492.8037 (Mon-Fri, 7:00am-5:30pm CT).


Courts on NextGen
  • Alaska – August 17, 2015
  • Oregon – September 28, 2015
  • New Jersey – October 26, 2015
  • California Southern – January 25, 2016
  • Nebraska – February 20, 2018
  • District of Columbia – March 5, 2018
  • Southern District of Indiana – April 16, 2018
  • Southern District of Iowa – April 23, 2018
  • Northern District of Iowa – April 30, 2018
  • Western District of Missouri – July 9, 2018
  • Northern District of Alabama – September 24, 2018
  • Eastern District of Washington – October 1, 2018
  • District of Montana – October 9, 2018
  • Southern District of New York – October 22, 2018
  • District of South Dakota – October 29, 2018
  • Western District of Washington – February 4, 2019
  • Eastern District of Louisiana – February 18, 2019
  • Eastern District of North Carolina – April 29, 2019
  • Northern District of Indiana – June 3, 2019
  • District of Colorado – June 24, 2019
  • Western District of New York – June 24, 2019
  • Eastern District of Missouri – July 15, 2019
  • District of New Mexico – July 29, 2019
  • District of Guam – September 8, 2019
  • District of South Carolina – October 15, 2019
  • Western District of North Carolina – October 21, 2019
  • Northern District of West Virginia – October 28, 2019
  • Eastern District of Texas – November 12, 2019
  • District of New Hampshire – November 12, 2019
  • District of Virgin Islands – December 2, 2019
  • District of Wyoming – December 9, 2019
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania – January 13, 2020
  • Western District of Wisconsin – March 30, 2020
  • Western District of Virginia – March 30, 2020
  • Middle District of North Carolina – April 13, 2020
  • Northern District of Mississippi – April 27, 2020
  • Southern District of Mississippi – April 27, 2020
  • Southern District of Alabama – May 4, 2020
  • District of North Dakota – May 18, 2020
  • District of Kansas – June 1, 2020
  • District of North Dakota – June 22, 2020
  • District of Vermont – July 13, 2020
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania – October 26, 2020
  • Western District of Texas – November 16, 2020
  • Western District of Michigan – November 23, 2020
  • Eastern District of New York – January 19, 2021
  • Northern District of California – February 16, 2021
  • District of Delaware – February 16, 2021
  • Eastern District of Kentucky – February 22, 2021
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin – March 1, 2021
  • Western District of Tennessee – March 1, 2021
  • Middle District of Alabama – March 8, 2021
  • District of Idaho – March 8, 2021
  • District of Minnesota – March 22, 2021
  • Eastern District of Arkansas – March 30, 2021
  • Western District of Arkansas – March 30, 2021
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma – April 5, 2021
  • Central District of California – April 26, 2021
  • District of Maryland – May 10, 2021
  • Northern District of Illinois – May 24, 2021
  • Eastern District of Michigan – June 1, 2021
  • Northern District of New York – June 7, 2021
  • District of Utah – June 7, 2021
  • District of Arizona – June 28, 2021
  • South District of Ohio – July 6, 2021
  • District of Maine – July 12, 2021
  • Southern District of Texas – July 19, 2021
  • Middle District of Louisiana – July 26, 2021
  • Middle District of Georgia – August 9, 2021
  • Northern District of Georgia – August 9, 2021
  • District of Hawaii – September 7, 2021
  • Southern District of Illinois – September 13, 2021
  • District of Massachusetts – September 21, 2021

Check back soon for additional Jurisdictions

Upcoming NextGen Updates

  • Northern District of Oklahoma – September 27, 2021
  • Northern District of Texas – October 4, 2021
  • District of Connecticut – October 12, 2021
  • Middle District of Tennessee – October 12, 2021
  • Eastern District of California – October 18, 2021
  • Southern District of West Virginia – October 18, 2021
  • Central District of Illinois – October 25, 2021
  • Western District of Oklahoma – November 1, 2021
  • District of Nevada – November 15, 2021
  • Middle District of Florida – November 22, 2021
  • Northern District of Florida – December 6, 2021
  • Western District of Kentucky – December 6, 2021
  • Southern District of Florida – December 13, 2021
  • Southern District of Georgia – December 27, 2021
  • Eastern District of Tennessee – TBA
  • Eastern District of Virginia – TBA
  • District of Puerto Rico – TBA
  • District of Rhode Island – TBA
  • Western District of Louisiana – TBA
  • Western District of Pennsylvania – TBA