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CM/ECF NextGen Information

In 2019 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia will begin upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). This upgrade will provide users with several benefits including Central Sign-on: the ability for e-filing attorneys to access any NextGen court within which they practice using one login and password.


Follow steps 1-3 before Court Live Date


Step One:

Obtain your own individual PACER account, if you do not already have one. Register for a new PACER account by clicking here:



Step Two:

If you have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 (also known as Legacy account), you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court. Please see the learning module below on upgrading your PACER account.


Step Three:

Upon C o u r t s   Go-Live Date , you must link your upgraded PACER account to your VAWB NextGen CM/ECF account. Identify your current CM/ECF username and password as it will be needed during the linking process. Users will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their CM/ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER account.