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Notice of Texas Western Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF unavailability beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (CDT) through Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:00 am (CDT).

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dear Bankruptcy Practitioners,

Due to installation of NextGen CM/ECF version 1.5.2, the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court's CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing, as well as access to PACER and VCIS for queries, between the hours of 8:00 pm CDT on Thursday, November 12, 2020 and 8:00 am CDT on Monday, November 16, 2020.  This is a longer outage window than usual, so please plan accordingly.

The Court's website, located at, will be available during the maintenance window.

As a prerequisite to NextGen CM/ECF, attorneys and other authorized e-filers 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 review the NextGen informational webpage on the Court's website for more information.

After upgrading or obtaining your PACER account, you must then link your PACER account to your current CM/ECF account on or after November 16, 2020 at 8 am (CDT).  You will not be able to link your account before November 16, 2020 at 8 am (CDT).  Moreover, on and after November 16, 2020, you will not be able to e-file documents into NextGen CM/ECF until your PACER account is linked to your existing Texas Western Bankruptcy CM/ECF e-filing account.  For additional information on linking your PACER account to the Court's local CM/ECF, please visit  If you have any questions, please email

We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you experience a filing emergency, please contact Rob Lawson at 210-278-5720 or via e-mail at

Best regards,

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas