Filing Agents

A "Filing Agent" is a user that can file on behalf of attorneys and trustees. When a filing agent files on behalf of the attorney or trustee, the docket text reflects the attorney's/trustee's name as the filer, not the agent.

Filing Agents  

  • Can docket on behalf of the attorney/trustee
  • Will not appear on the pick list for docketing
  • Name will not show on the docket text (the attorney or trustee name will show as the filer)
  • Assume the rights and privileges assigned to the attorney's or trustee's user account
  • Will not receive electronic notice directly unless the filing agent's email address is added to the attorney or trustee's account under Maintain Your ECF Account as a secondary email address
  • Attorneys and trustees will have an option to view the transactions for each of their filing agents. Transaction log will reflect the filing agent's transactions for a specific date range
  • Can file on behalf of multiple attorneys. Agent will be prompted to select which attorney they will be filing on behalf of. They can change attorneys during the session by selecting Change User at the top of the screen

Requirements

Prepare Your Filing Agent Account for NextGen

  • Filing Agents with CM/ECF Account but no PACER Account
    • If a filing agent had a CM/ECF account prior to November 15, 2021, and does not have an individual PACER account, they must do the following to continue filing in NextGen CM/ECF:
      • DO NOW: Register for a Non-Attorney PACER Account. To register for a new PACER account, visit the PACER website. Click here for account registration instructions
      • ON or AFTER November 15, 2021: Link your individual PACER account to your pre-existing CM/ECF filing agent account. Click here for instructions on linking your account.
      • You may begin filing. No further action is required by the filing agent or the attorney/trustee.
  • Filing Agents with CM/ECF Account and PACER Account
    • If a filing agent had a CM/ECF account prior to November 15, 2021, and does not have an individual PACER account, they must do the following to continue filing in NextGen CM/ECF:
      • DO NOW: Upgrade your PACER account if it was created before August 11, 2014. Click here for instructions to upgrade your PACER account.
      • ON or AFTER November 15, 2021: Link your individual PACER account to your pre-existing CM/ECF filing agent account. Click here for instructions on linking your account.
      • You may begin filing. No further action is required by the filing agent or the attorney/trustee.
  • New Filing Agent Accounts on or After November 15, 2021
    • A new filing agent account requires action from the filing agent and the attorney/trustee for whom they will be filing.
      • ON or AFTER November 15, 2021: Create your individual PACER account and request CM/ECF access to the court.
      • Once access is granted by the court, The attorney or trustee must link their CM/ECF account to the filing agent
    • Click here for instructions on creating your PACER account, requesting CM/ECF access and linking your account.

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