Registering for New PACER Account

In order to use NextGen, attorneys with individual CM/ECF accounts must have individual PACER accounts. If you do not have your own PACER account, follow the steps below to register for an account.

Step 1   Go to

Step 2   Select Register from main menu bar

Step 3   Select PACER-CASE SEARCH ONLY from left panel





Step 5   Complete the PACER – Case Search Only Registration form and select Individual as the User Type and Click NEXT.

NOTE: If you work for a government agency, make the appropriate selection from the Government Accounts category.

Step 6   Select a User Name, Password, select the security questions and click NEXT.

Step 7   Enter the payment information to be saved. This screen is optional.

Providing a credit card is optional. If you would like to register without providing a credit card, click Next below without entering any information on this screen. For instant access to PACER, we will validate the credit card information you provide here. There is no registration charge; however, the credit card will be charged quarterly for any fees incurred. If you submit your registration request without providing credit card information, you will receive an activation code by U.S. mail in 7-10 business days.

Step 8   Confirm you have read the policies and procedures.

Step 9   The last screen will thank you for registering with the PACER service center. This account is just for viewing documents, not for e-filing.  If you already had a cm/ecf account with our court, please follow the instructions for linking the new PACER login with your current cm/ecf login.

If you were not an electronic filer with our court, please refer to the instructions for registering to EFILE under the attorney training section of our website.