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NextGen CM/ECF


 On November 16, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas will migrate to a new version of the Electronic Case Filing (ECF) System. The new system is titled "NextGen".  NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining ECF and PACER accounts into a single account.  Through the PACER website, filers use one login and password to electronically file in all NextGen courts where they have permission to file.

Note: Not all courts have implemented NextGen. Filers in courts that have not converted to NextGen must continue to use that court's ECF login and password until they implement NextGen. To see the current status for courts, CLICK HERE (link is external).

Attorney Filers

The Federal Judiciary is implementing a nationwide centralized e-filing registration process. For helpful information on registering for a CM/ECF filing account, please CLICK HERE.

Filing Agents

A "Filing Agent" is a user that can file on behalf of attorneys or trustees. All filing agents must have their own upgraded PACER account and may be linked to multiple attorneys and trustees. Filing agents have the same access and permissions as the attorney or trustee; however, when they use their login and password, the attorneys' or trustees' name appears in the docket text as the filer.

Filing Agents may receive email notification, but only if the attorney or trustee enters the filing agent's email address in the attorney's ECF Maintain User Account. For information on filing agents, CLICK HERE

Non-Attorney Filers

A "Non-Attorney Filer" is a user that has limited electronic filing privileges, such as a creditor or transcriptionist. Pro se debtors are not permitted to file documents electronically. For information on Non-Attorney registration, CLICK HERE (link is external).

Firm Billing

The PACER Service Center has developed a consolidated billing and online account process for groups to manage and pay for all charges associated with multiple PACER accounts. For information on a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) CLICK HERE.

PACER contact information:


Phone: (800) 676-6856


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