NEXT GEN Case Information

ELECTRONIC CASE FILING [NextGen] Information




Case Initiating Documents, such as Petitions for Review, Petitions for Permission to Appeal, etc., should be submitted to the Clerk of Court electronically via e-mail at: USCA7_Clerk@ca7.uscourts.gov.

Paper copies should not be submitted unless specifically requested by the court.

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All CM/ECF users who wish to E-File on or after September 10, 2018 must complete a prerequisite.


INDIVIDUAL PACER ACCOUNT:


If you have an individual PACER account, you need to upgrade your individual PACER account.

If you share a PACER account with your firm or office, you need to register for an individual PACER account.

Click the link to view a short video on how to upgrade your individual account or to register for your individual account:

•    https://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/cso/CSO_PACER_Only/CSO_PACER-Only.htm

or read the same instructions in this PDF:

•    https://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/cso/CSO_PACER_Only/CSO_PACER-Only.pdf

•  The conversion the NEXTGEN CM/ECF System was completed on Monday, September 10, 2018.

Effective September 10, 2018, it is required that you link your new or upgraded individual PACER account to your legacy 7th Circuit CM/ECF account.

•  Linking Legacy CM/ECF Credentials to Upgraded Pacer Account.pdf



CONSOLIDATED BILLING


PACER ADMINISTRATIVE ACCOUNT (PAA)



For consolidated billing and online account management, which excludes viewing and filing, your firm or office may be interested in using a PACER Administrative Account (PAA). More information on PAAs can be found by clicking the link below:

•    https://www.pacer.gov/documents/paausermanual.pdf

or visiting https://www.pacer.gov/psc/faq.html and choosing the PAA tab.

Now that we are live on NextGen CM/ECF, effective September 10, 2018, you are required to link your new or upgraded individual PACER account to your legacy 7th Circuit CM/ECF account.

Click the link below to view a short video regarding NextGen CM/ECF:


•   https://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/cso/Attorney_Filing/Intro/Intro_swf.htm Click the link below to view PACER FAQs: https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen/