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Registration and Training

Obtaining E-Filing Privileges
Attorneys wishing to file electronically in the ALNB CM/ECF system must be certified before being issued an ID and password in the system.  If you need to register for training, please click the ECF Attorney Training Registration link above to register for a training class.

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.

You must obtain a PACER account before you can request E-Filing privileges.  If you do not have a PACER account, please click here to go to the registration page on the PACER website.  Step by step instructions for registering for a PACER account can be found on our NextGen page by clicking here.

Attorneys requesting new e-filing accounts must make the requests through their PACER account.

  • Go to and log in to your PACER account under the Manage My Account link.
  • Go to the Maintenance tab and click on the Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration link.
  • From the drop down, select U.S. Bankruptcy Courts as the Court Type and Alabama Northern Bankruptcy as the Court.

Proceed through all of the screens and read the information carefully.  The submitted request will come to the court electronically to review.  You will receive an email once the request has been processed.  Information will be provided if the request is rejected.  Your PACER username and password will be your E-Filing username and password once the request has been approved.