Migration to CM/ECF NextGen

Georgia Middle Bankruptcy Court will migrate to NextGen beginning on Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 noon.  CM/ECF will be unavailable until we are live on NextGen on Monday, August 9, 2021.  Please visit this page regularly for important information and required action.

 What is NextGen, Why the Migration and Frequently Asked Questions

NextGen is a filing system fully integrated with PACER.  The two systems are linked by a module called Central Sign-On which is the ability for e-filing attorneys to sign into any NextGen court using one login and password.  No more individual CM/ECF logins for each court!

  • As of March 1, 2021, there are 115 courts live on NextGen and another 59 courts with go-live dates.  By early 2022, all federal courts will be live on NextGen. 
  • Shared PACER accounts may not be used once a court has migrated to NextGen.
  • Over the coming weeks, information will be provided about:
    • the need for individual PACER accounts;
    • how to determine if you have an upgraded PACER login (which is required for NextGen) and, if not, how to upgrade the login;
    • how to use filing agents in GAMB; and
    • how to link your PACER login once the migration to NextGen is complete.

If you are an e-filer in a court that is live on NextGen (i.e. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals or the Middle District of Georgia District Court) you already completed the necessary steps to upgrade your PACER account, so some of the work is already done.  You will have to link your PACER account to Middle District of Georgia NextGen once we go live.  We will provide more information on how to do that as August 9th approaches.

PACER Learning Aid, How to Upgrade PACER Account

Does your firm need a Firm Billing Account (also known as a PACER Administrative Account)?

Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees.

•    Complete information regarding Firm Billing Accounts (PACER Administrative Accounts)
•    Register for a Firm Billing Account


The Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Court will host a training session for attorneys, trustees, filing agents, and limited filers on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register by following this link.  Each attendee must register.  After registration, Zoom will send the attendee a unique link to the Webex.

Click here to download training material for attorneys, trustees, filing agents, and limited filers.

Click here to view the video of the training webinar for attorneys, trustees, filing agents, and limited filers held on June 8.  Passcode to view the video:  E$zvc3ZN  (Be sure to enter the passcode exactly as shown with no leading or trailing spaces.)

Questions or Need More Information?

Please direct all questions about the migration to NextGen to gamb_nextgen@gamb.uscourts.gov