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CM/ECF Info

Attorney Certified in Another District to File ECF -

An attorney that has obtained a CM/ECF certification of filing and user ID and password from another bankruptcy court is not required to participate in additional training to receive a user ID and password to file electronically in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. On line registration requirements must be met in order to receive a user ID and password.  Appearance pro hac vice and the order granting such motion, along with the $75.00 fee to District Court, and all other rules and requirements of appearing pro hac vice will continue to apply.

CM/ECF NextGen Information

The Federal Judiciary has developed a Next Generation (NextGen) Case Management / Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system that will allow you to use the same account for both PACER and electronic filing access.  The functionality that allows filers to have one login and password to access any NextGen court and PACER is referred to as Central Sign-On (CSO).  Alabama Northern Bankruptcy Court went live with CM/ECF NextGen on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

You MUST have your own PACER account.  If you have your own PACER account created prior to August 11, 2014, you MUST upgrade your legacy PACER Account.  Shared PACER accounts can no longer be used.  See Attorney Resources for more information.  If you have your own upgraded PACER account and need to link your PACER account to your old CM/ECF filing account, you MUST know your CM/ECF login and password.  If you do not know your CM/ECF login and password, please email ecftrain@alnb.uscourts.gov to have your information sent to you.

If your firm currently uses a shared PACER account, you may want to consider registering for a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).  This account allows groups to manage and pay for all charges associated with mulitple PACER accounts.

Instructional videos (Electronic Learning Modules, "ELMs") and learning aids can be viewed on PACER's website by clicking here.

For additional assistance, you may also contact the PACER Service Center at 1-800-676-6856.