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NextGen CM/ECF Information

Go-Live Date February 14, 2022

On February 14, 2022, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Tennessee will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system to Next Generation CM/ECF (NextGen). Be prepared by learning the benefits, staying informed, and following the instructions below.

Benefits of NextGen for the CM/ECF Filer

NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining your CM/ECF and PACER accounts into a single Central Sign-On account. Through the PACER website, this single Central Sign-On account gives registered filers access to view documents in PACER and electronically file in all NextGen courts in which they have permission to file. IMPORTANT: You must still utilize your original CM/ECF login for each court that is not yet on the NextGen system.

CM/ECF Filers: What to do on or after February 14, 2022

This final step cannot be taken until after the court converts to NextGen on February 14, 2022, and must be completed before you can file documents in NextGen CM/ECF.

FINAL STEP: Link your individual PACER account to your existing CM/ECF account.

To file documents after the court converts to NextGen CM/ECF, all e-filers who had filing privileges with Tennessee Middle Bankruptcy Court before February 14, 2022, must link their CM/ECF account with their upgraded Individual PACER account. See these instructions on how to link your CM/ECF account to your Individual PACER account.

Trustees/Attorneys: if you have multiple e-filing accounts with the court (Trustee and Attorney roles, etc.), please follow these instructions for linking ONE of your e-filing accounts with your PACER account. After you have linked ONE of your e-filing accounts, please e-mail the court at with details on your additional e-filing accounts or call CSO Help Desk Support 615-695-4249. The court will link your additional e-filing accounts for you. (NOTE: You should ONLY have multiple e-filing accounts with this court if you have multiple filing roles with the Court, you practice for multiple firms, or you have multiple business address locations with which need to be reflected on the docket.)