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Non-attorney Filers for CM/ECF

Non-attorneys filing federal court records electronically must first register. Non-attorneys are considered: pro se filers, court reporters, interested parties, filing agents, creditors, trustees, or U.S. Trustees. Not all courts accept non-attorney filers and some only accept specific types of non-attorney filers.

Registration will give non-attorneys access to view case information and documents. Courts are using one of two versions of CM/ECF – NextGen or CurrentGen.

  • NextGen CM/ECF: Register through this site if the court you want to file in uses NextGen CM/ECF. First time users will be prompted to register for a PACER account, followed by the electronic filing registration for the selected court.
  • CurrentGen CM/ECF: First you need to register for a PACER account. Then, register with each district and/or bankruptcy court who uses CurrentGenCM/ECF.

Visit the main PACER website ( for more information on non-attorney filers registering for an account