The U.S. District Court, Southern District of California will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on March 02, 2020. On that date, attorneys will no longer be able to log into their CM/ECF accounts as they currently do. Instead, attorneys will log into CM/ECF through a Central Sign-On (PACER) to electronically file documents.
If you have not already done so, please take the following steps to prepare for NextGen in order to continue to electronically file:
1) BEFORE MARCH 02, 2020 - ATTORNEYS WILL NEED TO OBTAIN THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL UPGRADED PACER ACCOUNTS. (Accounts created after August 11, 2014, are already upgraded accounts.)
Each attorney must have a unique individual PACER account. To obtain a new PACER account or upgrade an existing PACER account, please visit www.pacer.gov
(select “Register” to obtain a new PACER account; select “Manage My Account” to upgrade an existing account). Shared PACER accounts will not work with NextGen.;
2) ATTORNEYS WILL NEED TO KNOW THEIR CURRENT CM/ECF LOGIN AND PASSWORD.
If you do not know your current CM/ECF login or password, please visit www.casd.uscourts.gov/password-reset
If you have difficulty using the password reset feature, you may email a password reset request to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Within your email, please provide the attorney’s full name, Bar ID, and primary email address. Reset passwords will only be sent to the CM/ECF primary email address.
For more information, please visit www.casd.uscourts.gov/cmecf/nextgen.aspx
. Any questions may be emailed to the CASD CM/ECF helpdesk at email@example.com