Prepare PACER Account

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada will be upgrading the CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF on November 15, 2021.

One of the benefits in NextGen is Central Sign-On (CSO), a login process that allows e-filing attorneys to use one PACER login and password to access any NextGen court (district, appellate, and bankruptcy) in which they practice.

  ACTION DATE: ACTION ITEM:
1) NOW

VERIFY YOU HAVE A PACER ACCOUNT

Ensure you have an individual PACER Account (not a shared Firm account). This will be linked to your CM/ECF filing account to access CM/ECF NextGen.Shared PACER accounts may no longer be used by CM/ECF users.

If you do not have an individual PACER account, follow these instructions below.

2) NOW

SETUP PACER FILING AGENT ACCOUNTS

Separate PACER accounts will be required for users with multiple CM/ECF filing accounts. Instead of using multiple CM/ECF accounts, setup filing agents under a single Attorney or Trustee account.

3) NOW

VERIFY YOUR PACER ACCOUNT IS UPGRADED

If you already have your own individual PACER account, determine whether it is upgraded:

4) NOW

VERIFY YOU KNOW YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORDS FOR PACER AND CM/ECF CURRENTGEN

Verify you know your PACER and CM/ECF login and password as you will be required to enter these credentials to link your PACER account to your CM/ECF account on November 15, 2021.  Write them down so you have them readily available.

If you do not know your current CM/ECF username, please call:

ECF Support: (866) 232-1266

5) NOW

VERIFY IF YOUR FIRM NEEDS A FIRM BILLING ACCOUNT (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.

6) NOW

Review the NextGen Webinar Training Presentation

The District of Nevada Bankruptcy Court hosted a training session for attorneys, trustees, filing agents, and limited filers on Monday, October 18, 2021.  You can download the training materials here. An additional training session will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM.

7) On or after November 15, 2021

LINK YOUR UPGRADED PACER ACCOUNT TO YOUR NVB CM/ECF ACCOUNT

  1. Open your browser and go to: https://ecf.nvb.uscourts.gov.
  2. Click on District of Nevada - Document Filing System.
  3. At the login prompt, type your upgraded PACER Account Login/Password.
  4. Click Utilities, then click on NextGen Release 1.1 Menu Items.
  5. Next, click on Link a CM/ECF account to my PACER account.
  6. Enter your legacy CM/ECF credentials in the CM/ECF login and CM/ECF password fields. Click Submit. Verify that the CM/ECF account and PACER account listed are accurate. If so, click Submit.
  7. You should receive a message indicating you have successfully linked your account. You may click on one of the links in the navigation menu to begin filing.
  8. Now that you have linked your CM/ECF account to PACER, you will now only use your PACER account to access both PACER and CM/ECF for our court going forward. Your old CM/ECF username and password will no longer work..

Instructions for Linking PACER & ECF Accounts