On Monday, November 23, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system to the Next Generation CM/ECF (NextGen).
NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining your CM/ECF and PACER accounts into a single Central Sign-On account. Through the PACER website, this single Central Sign-On account gives registered filers access to view documents in PACER and electronically file in all NextGen courts in which they have permission to file.
ACTION REQUIRED BEFORE NOVEMBER 23, 2020:
In order to access NextGen through PACER, e-filers must have their own individual PACER account. E-filers will not be able to use shared PACER accounts.
If you do not have an individual PACER account, you will need to register for a new account through PACER.
If you already have an individual PACER account, the account will need to be upgraded for NextGen compatibility. Please review these Instructions on how to upgrade your PACER account.
ACTION REQUIRED ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 23, 2020:
After the court upgrades to NextGen on November 23, 2020, you will need to link your existing CM/ECF account to your upgraded individual PACER account. E-filers will not be able to file in NextGen until this linkage is completed. Instructions on how to link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts are available on the court’s website.
Note: For this linkage process to work smoothly, please be sure to have your current ECF credentials on hand. If your credentials are stored in a browser, your login information will be lost and not recoverable on November 23, 2020.
CREDITOR FILERS – The court offers Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC), which does not require a login or password. More detailed information regarding ePOC is available on the courts website at https://www.miwb.uscourts.gov/electronic-filing-proof-claim-epoc.
REMINDER – Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2020, the CM/ECF system will be unavailable for filing and viewing any documents due to the transition to NextGen. Admin Order 2020-5.