NextGen CM/ECF

NextGen CM/ECF is coming soon...

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico will go live on the next generation of CM/ECF (NextGen CM/ECF) on Monday July 29, 2019.

NextGen brings new functionality that will eventually allow you to maintain a single login and password for efiling and PACER access in all federal courts (bankruptcy, district, and appellate) and to sign in one time to access all courts in which you have permission to file.

You must have your own PACER account, which will be linked to your CM/ECF filing account to access NextGen CM/ECF.  Shared PACER accounts may no longer be used by CM/ECF users.

CM/ECF users will need to complete important steps prior to July 26, 2019. 


1. You must have your own PACER account. If you do not, see the instructions for setting up an individual PACER account

Does your firm need a Firm Billing Account (also know as a PACER Administrative Account (PAA))? For more information, see the Adminstrative Account (PAA) Manual.  Follow this link to create a PACER administrative account


If you already have your own PACER account but it was created prior to August 11, 2014, you must upgrade your PACER account. Accounts that require upgrading are easily identifiable by username.  If the username is two letters followed by four numbers, this is a legacy account and will require upgrading.


You must know your current CM/ECF login and password.  If so, document this information, so that after the Court has upgraded to NextGen, you are able to link your CM/ECF account to your PACER account.  If you don't know your password, use the  Reset your CM/ECF login or password utility.  Note:  The link to reset your login/password will expire on July 26, 2019.  If you do not know your login and password after the upgrade, you will have to contact the Court.

After Upgrade

After the upgrade to NextGen, you will link your CM/ECF and PACER account. You will need both your upgraded PACER login and password and your ECF login and password for this process.  See instructions for Linking your CM/ECF and PACER account.

  Helpful Links
  PACER Registration Wizard
  FAQs on PACER website