Link Your CM/ECF Account to Your PACER Account

The United States District Court for the Central District of California upgraded its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (“NextGen”) of CM/ECF on February 18, 2020.  Users who had CM/ECF accounts before February 18, 2020 must link their old CM/ECF accounts to their individual, upgraded PACER accounts on or after February 18, 2020.  Step-by-step instructions are set forth in the attachment.  Linking your accounts only needs to be done once for each NextGen court.

Before you link your accounts, you must:

  1. Have an individual (i.e., not firm-wide), upgraded PACER account (visit the PACER website for more information at;


  1. Know your old CM/ECF username and password.  Click one of these links for more information:


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