NextGen CM/ECF

On February 4, 2019, the Court implemented a new version of the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF). The new system is called "NextGen". NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining CM/ECF and PACER accounts, enabling filers to use one login and password to electronically file in all NextGen courts where they have been granted permission to file.

Start Filing Electronically in NextGen

Link Your Upgraded PACER account to your ECF Account

You will need both your upgraded PACER login and password, and your ECF login and password, in order to link your accounts and begin electronic filing in NextGen. If you have not obtained an individual PACER account, or if you have your own PACER account but you haven't upgraded it, see directions below.

Instructions for linking your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF Account

► Need help with your PACER account?  

      Email pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or call (800) 676-6856

► Need help with your CM/ECF account?  

      Seattle call 206-370-5200

      Email*: ECFHelp_Seattle@wawb.uscourts.gov

      Tacoma call 253-882-3900,

      Email*: ECFHelp_Tacoma@wawb.uscourts.gov

      *When contacting ECFHelp, please include your name, bar number and account email address   so that we can assist you faster.

      You can also reach us via live chat, Chat "Live" with Court Staff

 

Filers with an ECF Account and a PACER account created BEFORE August 11, 2014:

Individual PACER accounts created prior to August 11, 2014, must be upgraded. PACER accounts that have not been updgraded will not be compatible with NextGen.

Filers with an ECF Account but NO PACER Account:

You must have your own individual PACER account in order to file electronically. Your PACER account must be linked to your ECF filing account. [These documents are currently linked onthe live website]

Filers with No ECF Account and NO PACER Account:

Each applicant for an ECF account must first obtain an account and login through PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).  See www.pacer.gov.  Through PACER, the applicant will request the appropriate type of access to the Court's ECF filing system.

 

Additional Questions and Concerns:

Register for an ECF Account

Process for Filing Agents

Does your firm need a PACER Administrative Account for consolidated billing?

Limited Use ECF Account Filers (e.g., institutional creditors, transcribers, mediators)

PACER NextGen CM/ECF Electronic Learning Modules

PACER and NextGen CM/ECF FAQ's