Appellate Courts

Some courts have converted from the legacy to the Next Generation Case Management/Electronic Case Files (NextGen CM/ECF) system. This upgraded system allows you to access court information and perform different procedures (e.g., e-filing) using only one login.

NOTE: If your court has transitioned to NextGen, you will need to upgrade your PACER account and apply for filing privileges with your upgraded PACER account. Click here to see if your court has transitioned to NextGen.


Select this option to register for a new appellate ECF account if you do not have an appellate filer account and need to file in an appellate court.



Select this option if you have a legacy appellate ECF account and wish to register in another legacy circuit. You may also check the status of a pending request, or update your account.


Local Court Information

Select this option to learn more about a specific court's implementation of CM/ECF.



Select this option if you are registered and have been accepted by the court to e-file.