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Preparing For NextGen CM/ECF

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

KYWD NextGen Implementation (coming September 13, 2021)

The United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen) effective September 13, 2021. This upgrade provides users with several benefits, including Central Sign-on and the ability for e-filing attorneys to access any NextGen court within which they practice using one login and password.

Central Sign-On allows all CM/ECF users to maintain one account across all NextGen courts (appellate, district, and bankruptcy) and to sign in one time to access all the courts in which they have permission to e-file. Each user is identified with the appropriate level of access in each court. The PACER Service Center supports outside user requests for attorney admissions and e-filing recognition for various courts. Courts continue to be responsible for admitting attorneys and assigning e-filing permissions to users.

Please review the attached for complete preparation instructions


Contact the ECF helpdesk at 1-866-822-8305 for assistance or questions.