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NextGen: Central Sign-On

Friday, February 2, 2018


On April 16, 2018, the court community will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen).  This upgrade will provide users with several benefits including Central Sign-on: the ability for e-filing attorneys to access any NextGen court they practice within using one login and password.  The Indiana Southern Bankruptcy Court plans to upgrade to NextGen April 16, 2018

To prepare for the upgraded system, you must take a few preliminary steps.  Your PACER Account will be your login (entry point for both PACER and CM/ECF).  Therefore, you MUST have your own Individual PACER Account.

NOTE: Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by filing attorneys once the court has upgraded.

Follow steps 1 through 3 below prior to April 16, 2018.


1 Obtain your own individual PACER account, if you do not already have one.  Register for a new PACER account by clicking here:

If you already have your own PACER account, then go to Step 2.

2 If you have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 (also known as Legacy account), you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court.  Please see the learning module below on upgrading your PACER account (a PDF copy has been included for your convenience).

Upgrading Your PACER Account

3 Note your current CM/ECF login and password.  This is the login and password you are currently using.  If you do not know your password, please use the “Forgot Your Password?” feature on the CM/ECF login page at

Upon Go-Live (April 16, 2018), you must link your upgraded PACER account to your INSB NextGen CM/ECF account.  Users will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their CM/ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER account.

Central Billing    

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.

Click here to register for a PACER Administrative Account.

How-To Section

How to register for a new Individual PACER account. (PDF)
How to upgrade your current PACER account. (PDF)
Link Your PACER & CM/ECF Account. (PDF) (Users cannot link before April 16, 2018)
How to Clear your Temporary Internet Files (Clearing Cache)
PACER NextGen CM/ECF Electronic Learning Modules

NextGen Letters

Letter to Firms
Letter to Trustees
e-Mail to Users