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Public Notice Regarding the Migration to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) – IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DEADLINES

Thursday, July 8, 2021

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  The migration to NextGen begins in less than 30 days.  Are you ready?   


  1. CM/ECF will be unavailable beginning Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm/EST until GANB is live on Next/Gen on Monday, August 9, 2021.
  1. Please plan to attend the final external user NextGen training on Friday, July 16, 2021 @10:00am/EST.  Materials and the Zoom link to participate in the training will be posted to the Court’s NextGen page before the program.  This training will include important information about:
  • Steps to Upgrade PACER accounts to ensure access to CM/ECF on August 9, 2021

  • Linking of CM/ECF accounts and PACER accounts after completion of the migration

  • Filing Agent registration process – deadline for submitting documents to GANB before the migration is July 23, 2021.  After that date, registration is though the PACER Service Center and cannot be completed until after GANB is live on NextGen.

  1. The CM/ECF Train Database is now unavailable for all CM/ECF users.  An announcement will be made after the migration to NextGen when the system is restored.
  1. All videos and materials for all NextGen training sessions are posted to the court’s NextGen page.  Please visit this page regularly for important information and required actions.


M. Regina Thomas
Clerk of Court