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CM/ECF Training & Registration

To file electronically in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of California, all CM/ECF users are required to be certified by the court to use our NextGen CM/ECF. With NextGen CM/ECF, access is via a PACER username and password. Therefore, each user must have his or her own PACER account.

To become certified to use our NextGen CM/ECF, you must register and complete our court's CM/ECF  training. After successful completion of your training, the court will activate your individual PACER username and password, which is the means by which you access NextGen CM/ECF.

Required Training for CM/ECF Certification

Each bankruptcy court has different filing requirements. Our CM/ECF training is mandatory and is focused on our court-specific filing requirements. Because our CM/ECF training is online, you can complete it at your own pace.

The type of CM/ECF training that you must take depends largely on how you use (or intend to use) CM/ECF.

Determine Your CM/ECF Access

First, determine the type of CM/ECF access you need, then click on the appropriate hyperlink to begin your CM/ECF training:

Full Access / New to CM/ECF For full access to the CM/ECF system by attorneys and trustees who are currently not filing using CM/ECF at another bankruptcy court
Full Access / Already Filing in CM/ECF For full access to the CM/ECF system by attorneys and trustees who are currently filing using CM/ECF at another bankruptcy court
Limited Creditor Access / New to CM/ECF For limited access to the CM/ECF system by creditor representatives for filing proofs of claim, assignments or transfers of claims, reaffirmation agreements, and requests for notice to be added to the mailing list. For those who are currently not filing using CM/ECF at another bankruptcy court.
Limited Creditor Access / Already Filing in CM/ECF For limited access to the CM/ECF system by creditor representatives for filing proofs of claim, assignments or transfers of claims, reaffirmation agreements, and requests for notice to be added to the mailing list. For those who are currently filing using CM/ECF at another bankruptcy court.
Limited Access - Special For personal financial management course providers for electronically filing personal financial management course completion certificates only
Limited Access for Court Reporters For court reporters for filing transcripts and transcript-related entries

Fulfill Other Requirements

Secondly, make sure that you fullfill these other training requirements, as applicable:

  • Attorneys requiring full access to CM/ECF must be admitted to practice in the Southern District of California with either a California Bar ID or Pro Hac Vice. For more attorney admission information, visit the U.S. District Court - Southern District of California's Web site (search for Attorney Admission) or call (619) 557-5329.
  • You must have an individual PACER username and password.

Help

Contact the court's Training Department at (619) 557-7535 or send Email to .