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CM/ECF NextGen

NextGen - What It Means For You

NextGen (CM/ECF) to Require Upgraded Accounts

On November 4, 2019, the District Court of the Virgin Islands upgraded the Case Management Electronic Case Filing system [CM/ECF] to the NextGen CM/ECF [NextGen]. The Bankruptcy Court converted its CM/ECF system to NextGen on December 2, 2019. This conversion requires filers to take the below steps in order to continue to electronically file.

Please note that FireFox is the preferred internet browser for using NextGen CM/ECF. All persons intending to file electronically, should familiarize themselves with FireFox.



How do I benefit?


Next Steps


NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining your CM/ECF and Public Access to Court Electronic Records [PACER] accounts into a single Central Sign-On account. Through the PACER website, filers will use one log-in and password to electronically file in all NextGen courts where they have permission to file. You will no longer need a separate CM/ECF account for each NextGen court. All federal courts are expected to eventually adopt NextGen.





  1. Register for a Pacer Account if you do not have one.
  2. Before November 4, 2019, upgrade your PACER account at if you have not already completed this step. Each filer must have his or her own PACER account. Shared PACER accounts will not work with NextGen. Please note, PACER accounts created after August 11, 2014, are already upgraded accounts.
  3. Beginning November 4, 2019, you must link each of your CM/ECF accounts to your PACER account in order to electronically file.


Failure to complete these steps will prevent you from electronically filing after NextGen goes live.

NextGen Resources

First Time Pacer Users

Upgrading Your Pacer Account (Existing Pacer Users)

Linking Pacer Accounts to NextGen

CJA NextGen Procedures

NextGen CM/ECF for Non-Attorney Filers