On April 12, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that it would be upgrading its CM/ECF system (the court’s electronic filing and publicly available electronic docket system) to the “Next Generation CM/ECF” on April 19, 2021.
Commonly referenced as “NextGen,” these upgrades have already taken place in a lot of other courts around the country. Prior to these NextGen upgrades, CM/ECF users required a different sign-in username and password for each federal court in which they used such a system. NextGen includes a “central sign-on” which allows registered users to access all NextGen courts to which they already have access (including U.S. District, Bankruptcy and appellate courts) using only one PACER login and password.
David Deitch leads the White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance practice at Berenzweig Leonard. David is an experienced white collar trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict in federal and state courts around the nation. He can be reached at [email protected]