On November 20, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit completed its transition to NextGen CM/ECF, the latest iteration of the national case management and electronic case filing system.
If you have a legacy CM/ECF filer account, you will need to complete a two-step process in order to continue e-filing documents in the NextGen system.
STEP 1: Upgrade your existing individual PACER account or register for a new individual PACER account if you don.t already have one (this step may have been completed previously).
STEP 2: Link your legacy CM/ECF filer account to your upgraded PACER account.
NOTE: When linking accounts, be sure that you verify the two accounts belong to the same person because you will not be able to undo this process once you create the link.
Instructions for completing these two steps can be found in the NextGen Filer Account User Guide.
Furthermore, all changes to contact information must now be submitted electronically through PACER.s Manage My Account. Hard copy and verbal contact information changes will no longer be processed.
Notice of Redaction Responsibility
All filers must redact: Social Security or taxpayer-identification numbers; dates of birth; names of minor children; financial account numbers; and, in criminal cases, home addresses, in compliance with Fed. R. App. P. 25(a)(5), Fed. R. Civ. P. 5.2 or Fed. R. Crim. P. 49.1 or Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037. This requirement applies to all documents, including attachments.
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Help & Support
If you need help, please call our ECF Help Desk at (202) 216-7259.
Please be prepared to provide relevant information such as case numbers, filer's name, and any other information that can assist us in answering your question.