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Preparation for NextGen CM/ECF - Action Required

Thursday, August 26, 2021

30 Days Until NextGen (CM/ECF)

Effective September 20, 2021, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts will upgrade its Case Management/Electronic Case Files (“CM/ECF”) software to the Next Generation (“NextGen”) of CM/ECF.

NextGen requires each electronic filer to have her/his/their own individual and upgraded PACER account. If you do not have an individual PACER account, you must register for one before the court upgrades to NextGen. If you have an individual PACER account issued prior to August 11, 2014, you must upgrade the account.


If you have not already upgraded your account, follow these steps BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20, 2021:

Register for your own individual PACER account by clicking the following link:

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Upgrade your individual pre-August 11, 2014, PACER account by clicking the following link:

NOTE: If you presently practice with a NextGen court, your account has been upgraded.

Visit our website here for information on how to:

• Register for a PACER account
• Determine whether your existing PACER account needs to be upgraded
• Upgrade your existing PACER account
• Create a PACER Administrative Account (“PAA”) for your firm
• Access NextGen Frequently Asked Questions
• Obtain updated documentation


Additional information can also be found by visiting PACER at The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts is also transitioning to Next Gen CM/ECF on September 20th, 2021. For more information on the District Court’s transition timeline, please visit their site: