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NextGen Information

NextGen CM/ECF

The Clerk's Office will be implementing NextGen in December 2019.  


NOTICE: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa will upgrade to CM/ECF to NextGen CM/ECF on December 16, 2019.

E-Filers MUST do the following in order to file on or after December 16, 2019:

1. Obtain your own individual PACER account (accounts cannot be shared in Nextgen) OR Upgrade your existing PACER account.

Check to see if you have an upgrade Pacer account.

  Firms may set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) for Individual Accounts to be centrally billed for PACER access fees:

2. Know your current ECF Login and Password. Email  ecfhelp@iand.uscourts.govif you need to retrieve your ECF username or reset your password.  You must retrieve your PACER credentials via PACER.

3. Link your PACER account with ECF.

Not sure if you are Ready for Nextgen? Check here

NextGen PACER Links

Contact Information
PACER: 1-800-676-6856

Attorney communications

Nextgen CM/ECF Attorney Email

Nextgen CM/ECF Attorney Email

Ready for NextGen? Check out this Flow chart