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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court - California Southern uses
the next generation of CM/ECF (NextGen CM/ECF).
CM/ECF users need to complete these steps
to convert your legacy CM/ECF login and password
to a PACER login and password.
The Federal Judiciary has developed a Next Generation (NextGen) Case Management / Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system that allows using the same account for both PACER and electronic filing access.
New Functionality for NextGen CM/ECF Users
NextGen CM/ECF is an upgraded version of CM/ECF. NextGen CM/ECF brings new functionality in that it allows users to use a single login and password (also called central sign-on) for electronic filing and PACER access in federal courts (bankruptcy, district, and appellate). This central sign-on will allow access to all NextGen courts in which you have permission to file electronically.
Not all courts have instituted NextGen CM/ECF.
If you file in courts that have not converted to NextGen,
you must continue to use their CM/ECF logins and passwords
until they go live on NextGen CM/ECF.
To see a list of current NextGen CM/ECF courts,
To read more about NextGen CM/ECF, click here.
Accessing NextGen CM/ECF
Because the U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of California is now live on NextGen CM/ECF, logging on to CM/ECF has now changed. Follow these steps to convert your current (legacy) CM/ECF login and password to the NextGen (PACER) login and password:
Converting your current CM/ECF login and password
to the NextGen (PACER) login and password
Questions regarding PACER accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center:
Questions regarding NextGen CM/ECF should be directed to the court:
Questions regarding your CM/ECF account should be directed to the court:
PACER Administrative Accounts (PAAs)
Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees. Click on the following links to read more about PAAs or to register for a PAA account:
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