Welcome to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - CM/ECF NextGen

Northern District of Illinois - CM/ECF NextGen - Document Filing System

**HOW TO E-FILE IN NEXTGEN**: Attorneys with existing CM/ECF accounts in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois must link their individual upgraded PACER account to their CM/ECF filing account. DO NOT LINK your firm's shared PACER account to your CM/ECF account.

Click HERE to link your account

If you need assistance with your PACER account, you can contact the PACER service center at 1-800-676-6856 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Standard Time), Monday-Friday or email: pacer@psc.uscourts.gov. If you do not remember your login name and/or password to your personal CM/ECF account, you can email: ECF_Passwordresets_ILND@ILND.USCOURTS.GOV. Please provide your ARDC number as confirmation of your identity. The email must come from the attorney only.

Click here for complete instructions on linking your accounts. View our NextGen FAQs for more information regarding these changes.

This is a restricted government website for official court business only. All activities of CM/ECF subscribers or users of this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance and for appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By subscribing to CM/ECF, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. If evidence of unlawful activity is discovered, including unauthorized access attempts, it may be reported to law enforcement officials.

The Court's Tenth Amended General Order (20-0012) suspends Local Rule 5.2(f). Paper courtesy copies of filings are not required, unless specifically ordered by the judge.

Please consult the Court’s website and visit the assigned judge's page to determine his/her requirements.

For e-Filing assistance, please contact the court’s help desk at 312-582-8727 or 312-435-5671.


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