NextGen ECF is now LIVE for the Eastern District of Texas!
If you already have an Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) electronic filing (e-filing) account but are having trouble logging in, our NextGen Information may help you regain access.
TO REGISTER FOR A NEW E-FILING ACCOUNT, FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:
STEP 1: REVIEW OUR ECF TRAINING RESOURCES AND SUBMIT ANY REQUIRED APPLICATION/FORM TO BECOME ELIGIBLE TO E-FILE:
Pursuant to Local Rule CV-5(a)(2), you are eligible to register if you are:
a) An attorney admitted to practice or approved to appear pro hac vice (PHV), or
b) A non-prisoner pro se litigant who has obtained approval from the court to file electronically. (Please note that due to current ECF functionality, the court may consider requests from pro se litigants in civil cases only. Once you have obtained a court order approving your e-filing request, you must submit the Pro Se Litigant’s Acknowledgment of E-Filing Requirements to the clerk.)
ATTORNEYS NOT ADMITTED TO PRACTICE, please see the instructions for submitting your Application for Admission to Practice or Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Please note that admission or PHV appearance is still required in an inter-district transfer case even if you appeared PHV in the transferor district. If JPML Rule 2.1(c) applies, however, call the admissions clerk at (903) 590-1007 to so advise, then proceed to Step 2.)
STEP 2: IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM THE CLERK THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO E-FILE, VISIT PACER’S WEBSITE TO SUBMIT YOUR ECF REGISTRATION REQUEST.
The clerk will confirm eligibility by sending to:
a) An attorney - a certificate of admission or approval of the PHV application, or
b) A non-prisoner pro se litigant – verification that the Pro Se Litigant’s Acknowledgment of E-Filing Requirements was received.
To submit your ECF registration request, go to PACER’s Manage My Account screen, select the Maintenance tab, then “Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration” or “Non-Attorney E-File Registration.” (If you do not have a PACER account yet, use the appropriate link to create the account and submit your request: Attorney registration / Non-attorney registration.)
Once the court has approved your ECF registration request, you will be notified automatically. You must then e-file all eligible documents using your PACER account credentials.
Please note that ECF registration requests that are submitted prematurely will be rejected since it will appear to the clerk as if you have not met the eligibility requirements to e-file.