PACER’ New Generation of the Judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) System.

On August 11 PACER announced that a change was made to the PACER architecture in preparation for the implementation of the next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system. NextGen CM/ECF replaces the older CM/ECF system and provides improvements for users, including a single sign-on for PACER and NextGen CM/ECF.

 As a result of these architectural changes, the locally developed legacy case management systems in the five courts listed below are now incompatible with PACER; therefore, the judiciary is no longer able to provide electronic access to the closed cases on those systems. The dockets and documents in these cases can be obtained directly from the relevant court. Contact information for each court is available on the Court Locator page. All open cases, as well as any new filings, will continue to be available on PACER.

 Courts now incompatible with PACER:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit for cases filed prior to January 1, 2010

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit for cases filed prior to January 1, 2008

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for cases filed prior to January 1, 2010

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for cases filed prior to March 1, 2012

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California for cases filed prior to May 1, 2001

About Paula Tejeda

Associate Law Librarian/Head of Technical Services
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