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Friday, January 24, 2020

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Mary L. Moran, Clerk of Court

Action Required: NextGen Coming to the District of Oregon January 21, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon will complete its upgrade to the latest version of Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF), known as "NextGen" on January 21, 2020.

CM/ECF will go offline at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020, and will be available for filing again at 8:00 a.m. on January 21, 2020.  See Standing Order 2019-13 ( 2019-13 In Re Implementation of NextGen CMECF.pdf ) for information about schedules and filing during this time.

See below to learn how to prepare for NextGen.

Attorneys will NOT be able to log in and file with their current CM/ECF user names and passwords after January 21, 2020. To avoid any interruption in filing capabilities, the following is required:

  1. Attorneys will be required to have individual, upgraded PACER Accounts. Shared accounts may not be used.
  2. Attorneys will need to know their CM/ECF user name and password.

Are you ready for NextGen? Please refer to the following flowchart and table:

NextGen flowchart


Do you know your CM/ECF user name and password?


Have these credentials ready on January 21, 2020.


Proceed to Step 2.


Do you have an individual PACER account? Do you know the user name and password?



Proceed to Step 3.


Is your PACER account upgraded?

Not Sure

Check your account status by logging into PACER and checking Account Type under the Manage My Account link at the top right. Legacy accounts will have a link to upgrade.


Follow these upgrade instructions.


Congratulations! You are ready for NextGen. Have your CM/ECF and PACER credentials ready on January 21, 2020.

If you have completed the prerequisites, see the linking instructions for the next and final step.