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NextGen

The weekend of October 25, 2019: The West Virginia Northern Bankruptcy Court will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  This upgrade will provide users with several benefits including Central Sign-on: the ability for e-filing attorneys to access any NextGen court they practice within using one login and password. 

To prepare for the upgraded system, you must take a few preliminary steps.  Your PACER Account will be your login (entry point for both PACER and CM/ECF).  Therefore, you must have access to an Individual PACER Account.

Follow steps 1 through 3 below.

Step

Action

1

Obtain your own individual PACER account, if you do not already have one.  Register for a new PACER account by clicking here: https://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/pscof/regWizard.jsf

If you already have your own PACER account, then go to Step 2.

2

If you have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 (also known as Legacy account), you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court. 

  • Go to “Manage My Account” at https://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/pscof/manage/maint.jsf
  • Log in to PACER.
  • After logging into your PACER account, find the “Account Type” field. If it shows “Upgraded PACER Account,” proceed to Step 3. If it shows ‘Legacy PACER Account,” click the “Upgrade” link and complete the upgrade process.
  • Note: Once you upgrade your PACER account, you will no longer be able to share your account with other users (i.e., each individual user must have their own account). If you have questions about this, please contact the PACER service center or go to https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen/.

Please see the learning module below on upgrading your PACER account (a PDF copy has been included for your convenience).

Upgrading Your PACER Account:

3

Note your current CM/ECF login and password. This is the login and password you are currently using. If you do not know your password, please  e-mail wvnb_ecfhelp@wvnb.uscourts.gov

4

To Be Completed  After Go Live Date
Upon Go-Live (no earlier than October 28th), you must link your upgraded PACER account to your WVNB NextGen CM/ECF account.  Users will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their CM/ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER account.

Link Your PACER & CM/ECF account. (PDF) Users cannot link before Go Live Date

How-To-Section

How to register for a new Individual PACER account. (PDF)

How to setup a PACER Administrative Account

  • Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees.

How to upgrade your current PACER account. (PDF)

PACER NextGen CM/ECF Electronic Learning Modules link

PACER Account FAQs