- Administrative Procedures for Filing, Signing, Retaining and Verification of Pleadings and Papers in Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) (pursuant to Local Rule 5005-4)
- Credit Card Payment Instructions - (11/09/2023)
- Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) Improvements
- CM/ECF Practice Pointers and Helpful Hints
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 September 24, 2018.
For additional assistance, you may also contact the PACER Service Center at 1-800-676-6856.
Notice to Filers Regarding Third Party Services and Access in CM/ECF
CM/ECF filers should be aware of the potential to inadvertently share restricted documents when using third-party services or software.
Sharing your PACER account credentials with a third-party service provider or designating that provider as a secondary recipient of a Notice of Electronic Filing or Notice of Docket Activity (NEF/NDA) will give it access to sealed or restricted case information and documents in violation of court order. You are urged to use caution in your computer security practices to ensure that sealed or restricted documents to which you have access are not disclosed.