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Link Your PACER & CM/ECF Account

 

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Once the court implements NextGen, your Upgraded PACER account must be linked to your CM/ECF filing account to create one Central Sign-On Account. This will only have to be done once. Below are the steps to link your PACER and CM/ECF Accounts.

 

STEP

ACTION

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Go to Virginia Western Bankruptcy Court’s Website

www.vawb.uscourts.gov

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Select E-Filing (CM/ECF).

 

 

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Users will be redirected to the PACER Login page.

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Enter your new/upgraded PACER Username and Password then select Login.

 

 

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After logging in you will notice the limited menu bar. You have gained access to PACER. Follow the remaining steps to link your accounts.

 

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STEP

ACTION

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In the Menu Bar at the top, select Utilities.

 

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Select NextGen Release 1.1 Menu Items.

 

 

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Select Link a CM/ECF Account to My PACER Account.

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Enter your CM/ECF Login and Password.

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STEP

ACTION

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Select Submit.

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Verify the correct CM/ECF and PACER names.

 

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Select Submit.

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  • A confirmation message will appear acknowledging the accounts have been linked.

  • You should also receive an e-mail notification acknowledgement.

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The Bankruptcy, Adversary (filing) and other menu items should now appear.

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If the menus do not appear, try the following steps:

  • Refresh your screen.

  • Log out, shut down the browser, then log back in.

  • Clear cookies, cache and history. Shut down the browser, then log back in.

Reminders

  • You will now use your PACER Username and Password to login to both PACER and CM/ECF.

  • Remember this is a one-time process for VAWB NextGen.

  • You will need to complete this process for any additional NextGen Court you wish to e-file.

  • For non-NextGen Courts, continue accessing CM/ECF via the Court’s website.