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Full Access / New to CM/ECF

This page details how to obtain full access to this court's NextGen CM/ECF system. It is for attorneys and trustees who are new to the CM/ECF system.

It also assumes that you:

  • Are not currently filing using CM/ECF at another bankruptcy court
  • Are an attorney, are on an attorney's staff, or are a trustee
  • Are not a pro se filer (that is, a filer who is an individual and is not represented by an attorney)

Before you can access NextGen CM/ECF, you must complete our CM/ECF training, which is specifically designed for new users not currently filing using CM/ECF.

Your CM/ECF training consists of these components:

  • Self-paced training videos detailing the specifics for NextGen CM/ECF filing in our court
  • Our CM/ECF test, which involves two parts: Answering quiz questions based on the training videos (Part A) and filing documents in our CM/ECF training database (Part B). The test contains detailed instructions for completing the test and submitting it to the court.

Follow these five steps to begin your training for full access to our NextGen CM/ECF:

1 Complete the registration form.
2 View these training videos:
Training Videos
Get Acquainted with CM/ECF (10 mins)
Working with PDFs (6 mins)
Local Rules (6 mins)
Utilizing Court Forms (7 mins)
Required Documents for Bankruptcy Case Opening (3 mins)
Using the CM/ECF Online Manual (13 mins)
Filing Documents in CM/ECF (16 mins)
E-Order Process (8 mins)








3 Complete the CM/ECF test and save it to your computer.

Suggestion: To help you answer the quiz questions in the CM/ECF test, you may wish to print the CM/ECF test before you view the training videos.

4 Attach the completed test to an Email and send it to:
5 Register for a PACER E-filing account. At the PACER Web site, click on the Register tab and follow the instructions.

After we receive your Email, we will review your CM/ECF test and test filing in our training database. Upon your successful completion of both test and test filing, the court will activate your PACER E-filing account, thus allowing access to NextGen CM/ECF.

Attorney Training Waiver

We encourage all attorneys to complete our CM/ECF training. However, if the attorney is unable to do so, he or she may waive their participation in the training and allow his or her staff members to take and complete the training on their behalf.

The attorney must complete the CM/ECF Attorney Training Waiver form, and submit it to the court according to the form's instructions. After a staff member successfully completes our training certification requirements, along with registration at, the court will activate the attorney's PACER E-filing login and password that permits access to our CM/ECF system.

Then with attorney's permission, the staff member can use the attorney's login and password to electronically file in CM/ECF.


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