The United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan requires all admitted attorneys to electronically file documents in their cases using CM/ECF - NextGen. Information regarding rules, policies, manuals and frequently asked questions is found below. Parties representing themselves in an existing case that want to electronically file should fill out the Pro Se File Application for Electronic Filing form and submit it to the Clerk's Office.
References and Resources
Filing users have two options when questions or issues arise when trying to e-file:
PACER Service Center:
MIED Help Desk:
The MIED help desk cannot provide any legal advice. Technical issues dealing with a user's personal computer, connectivity and internet browser are best handled by a user's own IT support staff.
Next Gen CM/ECF - Are You Ready?
Question 1: Do You have a PACER account?
Instructions to Register for a New PACER Account
Question 2: Do you know your PACER username and password?
Question 3: Do you have an upgraded PACER account An account with a username having at least 8 characters, rather than 6 characters. Only upgraded accounts can be linked to a NextGen court. ?
Instructions to Upgrade your Current PACER Account
Question 4: Do you know your current ECF username and password?
Contact the court at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you answered "yes" to all these questions, check back here in the coming weeks for more information and instruction.
On or after February 24, 2020, you will need to link your PACER account with your ECF account.
More Questions? Visit the PACER NextGen page.