The Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) on May 24, 2021. This upgrade will allow electronic filers to use Central Sign On: the ability for e-filing attorneys and non-attorney e-filers to access NextGen using a single login and password for all courts where they have filing privileges.
To prepare for this transition, you must complete the following tasks prior to May 24, 2021. Your PACER Account will be your login (entry point) for both PACER and CM/ECF; therefore, you MUST have your own Individual PACER Account.
Follow steps 1 through 3 below prior to May 24, 2021.
If you do not already have one, obtain your own individual PACER account. If you already have your own PACER account, then go to Step 2. For Information and instructions on how to register for a new PACER account click here: https://pacer.uscourts.gov/register-account
NOTE: Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filing attorneys once the court has upgraded.
If you already have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014, you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court. Upgrade your current PACER account by clicking here: https://pacer.uscourts.gov/my-account-billing/manage-my-account-login
For instructions on how to upgrade your current PACER account, click HERE.
For more detailed instructions on the PACER upgrade process, please refer to the PDF copy included for your convenience.
Note your current Illinois Bankruptcy Court CM/ECF login and password. This is the login and password you are currently using to log into the CM/ECF. If you do not know your password, please contact our Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a password reset. Include your full name, CM/ECF login and primary CM/ECF email address in your correspondence. Or call (312) 408-7765.
DO NOT COMPLETE STEP 4 UNTIL MAY 24, 2021!
YOU CANNOT LINK YOUR ACCOUNT PRIOR TO OUR GO-LIVE DATE.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR.
On our Go-Live date, May 24, 2021, you must link your upgraded individual PACER account to your ILNB CM/ECF account. To link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts click here: https://ecf.ilnb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl
For instructions on how to link your accounts, click HERE.
NOTE: You will NOT be able to file in NextGen until your CM/ECF account is linked to your upgraded, individual PACER account.
Firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to help manage user accounts and have those individual accounts centrally billed for PACER access fees.