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ECF Access for Attorneys Registered Prior to April 15, 2019

Attorneys who have filed electronically in the Northern District of Georgia prior to April 15, 2019, must log in to CM/ECF using their individual, upgraded PACER account and link their PACER account to their existing Northern District of Georgia CM/ECF account using these instructions:

  1. Obtain your own individual PACER account or upgrade your existing individual PACER account.
  2. Link your PACER account with CM/ECF. You must know your current CM/ECF login and password to complete this step. If you do not know this information, you must contact the Court for assistance at 404-215-1600.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if I have an upgraded PACER account?
    Upgraded PACER accounts have usernames that are at least 8 characters. You may have upgraded your PACER account if you practice before another court that already has migrated to NextGen, such as the Eleventh Circuit.  If your username is 6 characters, you do not have an upgraded account. Go to and click on Manage My Account to upgrade your PACER account.
  • My law firm uses a shared PACER account. Can we continue to use that account?
    Not for e-filing. Each attorney must have an individual PACER account to use for electronic filing. The law firm can create a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage the billing for all of the individual accounts. Staff members who share a PACER account for read-only access may continue to share an account.
  • I linked my account when the Court of Appeals or another District or Bankruptcy Court converted.  Do I have to link my account again?
    Yes, you must link your PACER account to your Northern District of Georgia District Court CM/ECF account before you can file in this Court.
  • I am a CJA attorney, and I currently have two PACER accounts. Will I continue to need two accounts with NextGen?
    No.  If you have two PACER accounts, upgrade the private, non-exempt account.  After doing so, contact the PACER Service Center at or 1-800-676-6856 to move your existing exempt privileges to your upgraded account. Click here for instructions and more information on CJA accounts.


For assistance with creating a PACER account, please contact PACER at 1-800-676-6856 or visit the PACER website at  To view NextGen CM/ECF electronic learning modules, click here

For assistance with linking your account, contact the Court at 404-215-1600 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time.