Northern District Court transitioning to NextGen CM/ECF

The case management and electronic filing system used by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana will get a facelift this fall once it upgrades to the next generation of CM/ECF.

The new system, which will go into effect on Nov. 8, is the culmination of a multi-year project spearheaded by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The move aims to provide for the current and future filing and case management needs of all CM/ECF users.

E-filing attorneys in the Northern District will use Central Sign-On, allowing them to maintain a single account across all NextGen courts in which they practice using just one login and password.

Before the switch, attorney e-filers must do two things:

  • Obtain an individual PACER account or upgrade an existing PACER account. Shared accounts won’t be useable once the court upgrades.
  • Take note of currently used CM/ECF login and passwords.

Attorneys who need help with their CM/ECF log in or password before Nov. 8 may contact [email protected] or call the clerk’s office at (574) 246-8045.

On or after the launch date, attorneys will be required to link upgraded PACER accounts with CM/ECF in order to file electronically in the Northern District.

Instructions on how to do so will be provided closer to November 8.

The move to NextGen comes years after the Indiana Northern District Bankruptcy Court made the transition in June 2019. 

More information regarding the transition can be found at the Northern District Court’s website. 

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