Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)
Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
On February 20th, 2018 the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska upgraded the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). This new functionality allows an external user to maintain a single login and password for efiling and PACER access in Federal Courts (bankruptcy, district and appellate) that are on NextGen.
- PACER and CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions
- PACER User Maual and PAA User Manual
- PACER Account questions can be directed to PACER Service Center (PSC) at (800) 676-6856 or email@example.com
Do you have your own PACER account?
Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by CM/ECF users once the Court upgrades to NextGen. If you do not currently have a PACER account, you will need to register for one through PACER. See Step 1. Get your own individual PACER account
Have you upgraded your PACER account?
If you currently have your own PACER account, and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 you must upgrade it. See Step 2. Upgrade your current PACER account
Do you know your current CM/ECF login and password?
This is the Login and Password used to file documents in the Courts CM/ECF system. If it stored in your browser, it will be lost, and the only way to recover it is by contacting the Court during normal business hours.
Does your firm need a PACER Administrative Account (PAA)?
Firms can set up a PAA to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees. The PAA can only be used for administrative purposes and does not provide access to case information. A PAA administrator is assigned to the PAA on behalf of the organization. This individual is responsible for the firm billing process. PAA User Manual
Linking an Upgraded PACER Account and CM/ECF Account
You must link your upgraded PACER account to your CM/ECF account. You will need to know your upgraded PACER Username/Password and your ECF Login/Password. See Step 3. Link an Existing CM/ECF Account to an Upgraded PACER Account