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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

ECF Registration

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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: IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER, REVIEW OUR ECF TRAINING RESOURCES.

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 an e-filing request from a pro se litigant in a civil case only. Once a court order approving your e-filing request is obtained, you must also submit the Pro Se Litigant’s Acknowledgment of E-Filing Requirements before you proceed to Step 2.)

ATTORNEYS NOT ADMITTED TO PRACTICE, you may submit your Application for Admission to Practice or Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice, then proceed to Step 2. (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: VISIT PACER’S MANAGE MY ACCOUNT SCREEN TO SUBMIT YOUR ECF REGISTRATION REQUEST.

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 received all necessary materials and approved your ECF registration request, you will be notified automatically. You must then e-file all eligible documents using your PACER account credentials.