CM/ECF NextGen

NextGen CM/ECF is coming to NYED on October 9, 2018

CM/ECF will be unavailable on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:00pm EST and will become available on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.


Notices and Events

1st Notice Re: NextGen of CM/ECF Dated 6/12/2018

MACA Event Powerpoint and Self Test - July 24, 2018

1st Email Notice Re:NextGen CM/ECF - Dated September 10, 2018


What is NextGen CM/ECF?   Learn More about NextGen CM/ECF      PACER FAQs

What is new in NextGen CM/ECF:

Central Sign-On is new functionality that will require attorneys to maintain one account across all NextGen courts(Appellate, Bankruptcy, and District).  What this means is that attorneys will be able to use one login and password to access all NextGen courts in which they have permission to file, as well as to access PACER for all courts.


What an Attorney must do in order to electronically file in NYED on or after October 9, 2018:
*We strongly recommend that you follow steps 1-4 now to avoid problems on our GoLive date*

1.  Obtain your own individual PACER account or upgrade your existing PACER account.   Each attorney MUST have his/her own individual PACER account.  If an attorney does not yet have an individual PACER account, the attorney must create one.  To register for an individual PACER account, go to and click on 'REGISTER'.  PACER accounts issued prior to August 11, 2014 must be upgraded, go to, 'Manage My Account', and login with the attorney's current PACER credentials.   Attorneys who work part-time for a Government entity such as Corporation Counsel and currently have two CM/ECF accounts (to keep their private practice and Corp Counsel e-mails separate) - you will need two separate PACER accounts. 

2.  Know your current ECF Login and Password.  If you do not know your password, click here to reset your password. If you do not know your login, you will need to re-register your account.

3.  CJA Panel Attorneys - CJA Panel Attorneys will need only one PACER account for filing and viewing in NextGen.  If you have a separate exempt CJA account now, those exempt privileges will need to be added to your individual upgraded PACER account. 

4.  PACER Administrative Accounts ('PAA') - To help manage attorney accounts and have individual accounts centrally billed, Law Firms may centralize PACER billing through a PACER Administrative Account (PAA).   To register for a PAA, please visit: If you have questions about PACER, click HERE for a list of FAQs

5.  LINK your PACER account with ECF. 
*This step will be performed on or after October 9, 2018*

 (How to link your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF account 
Once you link your PACER account to CM/ECF NextGen, you will no longer need your separate CM/ECF Login and password. 



Contact Information: 

For filing or admission related questions, contact:

Admissions  (718) 613-2285 CM/ECF Docketing/Filing  (718) 613-2610
Central Islip:  
Admissions  (631) 712-6030 CM/ECF Docketing/Filing (631) 712-6010

For billing or other account related questions and assistance, contact:

PACER:  1-800-676-6856