The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system is the Federal Judiciary's comprehensive case management system for all bankruptcy, district and appellate courts. CM/ECF allows courts to accept filings and provide access to filed documents over the Internet.
CM/ECF keeps out-of-pocket expenses low, gives concurrent access to case files by multiple parties, and offers expanded search and reporting capabilities. The system also offers the ability to: immediately update dockets and make them available to users, file pleadings electronically with the court, and download documents and print them directly from the court system.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has upgraded it's CMECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF. NextGen is the culmination of a multi-year project headed by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to provide for the current and future filing and case management needs of all CM/ECF users.
NextGen Announcement to Attorneys. (12/1/2018)
NextGen Announcement to Limited and Non-Attorney Filers. (12/17/2018)
Requirements for Nextgen
- You must have you own individual PACER Account. If you do not have a PACER account, you must register for one at PACER.uscourts.gov. Shared PACER accounts cannot be used for filing.
- You must have an upgraded PACER account. A key feature of NextGen is the new logon module that allows you to use your PACER account login information to access any NextGen Court. This module requires that you have an upgraded PACER account. Accounts created after August 2014 are already updgraded. To upgrade your account or to check to see if it has already been upgraded, follow these instructions: HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR PACER ACCOUNT
- You must link your upgraded PACER account to your LAEB NextGen CM/ECF account. If you had a CM/ECF account with our court prior to February 15, 2019, you will need to link it to your upgraded PACER account for Central Sign-On. If you do not know your LAEB CM/ECF login or password, please contact the Court. HOW TO LINK YOUR PACER ACCOUNT TO YOUR NEXTGEN CM/ECF ACCOUNT.
NextGen Frequently Asked Questions (this link will take you to the NextGen Training FAQ page of the PACER Service Center).
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the improvements and the upgrade process, please visit https://pacer.uscourts.gov/file-case/get-ready-nextgen-cmecf. Also, there are several Electronic Learning Modules (ELMs) available at: https://train-pacer.uscourts.gov/
Questions can be directed to the court’s helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Clerk’s Office directly at (504) 589-7878.