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Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

A fee is charged for each page viewed.  To sign-up for a PACER account, register at

Pacer Technical Support: 800-676-6856


NextGen CM/ECF


On May 4, 2020, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama upgraded its case management/electronic case filing system (CM/ECF) to the Next Generation of CM/ECF (NextGen). 

NextGen simplifies electronic filing by combining ECF and PACER accounts into a single account. Through the PACER website, filers use one login and password to electronically file in all NextGen courts where they have permission to file. 

However, not all bankruptcy courts have implemented NextGen. Filers in courts that have not converted to NextGen must continue to use that court's ECF login and password until they implement NextGen. To see the current status for courts, go to:


Firm Billing 
The PACER Service Center has developed a consolidated billing and online account process for groups to manage and pay for all charges associated with multiple PACER accounts. For information on a PACER Administrative Account

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