CM/ECF NextGen - What It Means for You

CM/ECF NextGen Coming Soon!

The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico will upgrade its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) in November 2021. This upgrade provides users with several new benefits.  One of these benefits is Central Sign-On, a login process which allows e-filing attorneys to use one PACER login and password to access any NextGen court (district, appellate and bankruptcy) in which they practice.

Attorneys must obtain their own PACER account and upgrade it. Your PACER account is your login to CM/ECF, and therefore you MUST have your own individual PACER account. E-filing attorneys are not able to use shared PACER accounts. Please click the following URL link for more information regarding how to upgrade your existing PACER account or how to register for a new PACER account:  
http://www.pacer.gov/nextgen.

Note: Not all courts have implemented NextGen CM/ECF. If you file in courts that have not converted to NextGen yet, you must continue to use that court's CM/ECF login and password until they implement NextGen CM/ECF. To see the current status for courts, click on the following URL link:
https://pacer.uscourts.gov/file-case/court-cmecf-lookup

To recover your CM/ECF username and password, click the following URL link:
https://ecf.prd.uscourts.gov/passreset

NextGen Correspondence to Attorneys

PACER Contact Information

Email: pacer@psc.uscourts.gov
Phone: 800-676-6856
Website: https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen