Notice of Important Changes to Eleventh Circuit’s Electronic Filing System (CM/ECF)


Effective Monday, September 17, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is scheduled to implement the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  All CM/ECF users who wish to e-file on or after September 17, 2018, must complete a two-step process to upgrade their accounts.  As of September 17, 2018, you will not be able to e-file in the Eleventh Circuit until you upgrade your account.

How to Upgrade Your E-Filing Account

If you created your PACER account after August 10, 2014, or you have already upgraded your PACER account for another court that has implemented NextGen, you have already completed Step One; please proceed to Step Two.

Step One: Immediately Upgrade Your PACER Account (must be completed as soon as possible)

  • Go to “Manage My Account” at
  • Log in to PACER.
  • After logging into your PACER account, find the “Account Type” field. If it shows “Upgraded PACER Account,” proceed to Step Two.  If it shows “Legacy PACER Account,” click the “Upgrade” link and complete the upgrade process.
  • If you have questions, please refer to the “NextGen CM/ECF” section of PACER’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page:, or call the PACER Service Center at 800-676-6856.
  • Note: Once you upgrade your PACER account, you will no longer be able to share your account with other users (i.e., each individual user must have their own account).  If you have questions about this, please contact the PACER Service Center or go to

Step Two: Link Your Upgraded PACER Account to Your CM/ECF Account (must be completed on or after September 17, 2018)

  • On or after September 17, 2018, you must link your upgraded PACER account to your Eleventh Circuit CM/ECF account.  Because Step Two cannot be completed until September 17, 2018, instructions for linking your accounts will be sent via email on Monday, September 10, 2018 and will also be posted on the court’s website on that date.

CM/ECF unavailable from Noon (Eastern) on Friday, September 14, 2018 through Sunday, September 16, 2018

The implementation process will begin at noon (Eastern) on Friday, September 14, 2018, and continue through Sunday, September 16, 2018.  During that time, CM/ECF will be offline and e-filing will be unavailable.