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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia is a CM/ECF NextGen Court as of 10/18/2021. 


As of 10/18/2021 - WVSB no longer has the ability to have any involvement with usernames or passwords, you must contact PACER.

PACER Service Center

Phone: (800) 676-6856





To E-File in this Court:

Your PACER Account will be your login (entry point for both PACER and CM/ECF).  Therefore, you must have access to an Individual PACER Account. 

Follow steps 1 through 4 below.

Step Action


Obtain your own individual PACER account, if you do not already have one.  Register for a new PACER account by clicking here.

If you already have your own PACER account, then go to Step 2.


If you have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014 (also known as Legacy account), you must upgrade your account before you can electronically file in a NextGen court. 

  • Go to “Manage My Account” by clicking here.
  • Log in to PACER.
  • After logging into your PACER account, find the “Account Type” field. If it shows “Upgraded PACER Account,” proceed to Step 3. If it shows ‘Legacy PACER Account,” click the “Upgrade” link and complete the upgrade process.
  • Note: Once you upgrade your PACER account, you will no longer be able to share your account with other users (i.e., each individual user must have their own account). If you have questions about this, please contact the PACER service center or go to

You must link your upgraded PACER account to your WVSB NextGen CM/ECF account.  Users will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their CM/ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER account.

Please see the learning module below on upgrading your PACER account (a PDF copy has been included for your convenience).

Upgrading Your PACER Account:

  • Go to “Manage My Account” at
  • Log in to PACER.
  • On the Manage My Account Screen, Select the Maintenance Tab
  • Select either Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration OR Non-Attorney E-File Registration if you are a credit
  • Selct Court Type - U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
  • Select Court -  West Virginia Northern Bankruptcy Court
  • Select Next
  • Select E-File Registration Only
  • Your Account Should Population.  They only thing you need to do is Select I acknowledge that I am submitting the e-file registration for the individual listed above AND scroll to the bottome and select Email Frequency and Email Format
  • Select Next
  • Select Next
  • Slect Both Attorney E-FIling Terms and Conditions, Click Submit
  • You will have to wait for the Court to accept your applicaiton before you can e-file

To Be Completed After Go Live Date
Upon Go-Live (no earlier than October 18th), you must link your upgraded PACER account to your WVSB NextGen CM/ECF account. Users will NOT be able to file in NextGen until their CM/ECF account is linked to their upgraded individual PACER account.

Link Your PACER & CM/ECF account. (PDF) Users cannot link before Go Live Date


Setup a PACER Administrative Account

  • Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees.

How to upgrade your current PACER account. (PDF)

How to register for a new Individual PACER account. (PDF) 

PACER Account FAQs

PACER page: How to use CM/ECF