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NextGen Information

Published on: May 17, 2019, 4:36 pm

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upgraded its CM/ECF system to the Next Generation of CM/ECF ("NextGen"). In order to file with this court, you must have an upgraded individual PACER account- shared PACER accounts are no longer permitted. Please note that NextGen accounts are distinct from your firm’s PACER account; they are individual accounts an attorney will use to practice with the federal courts for the duration of his/her career. 

If you have previously e-filed under with the court via the Appellate Legacy system which was used by the court in the past, you will be required to have an upgraded individual PACER account and you will have to link that account to your ECF filer account. Instructions on how to link the accounts - or what to do if you don’t remember your Legacy e-filing credentials - are provided below.

If you have an upgraded account with any of the other appellate courts or with any of the district courts listed at https://www.pacer.gov/psco/cgi-bin/links.pl, you simply need to add 10th Circuit e-filing privileges to your existing account.  

If you have never e-filed in our court or any other federal court, you will be required to register for electronic filing through the Pacer Service Center. 

The PACER NextGen FAQ may be found here: https://www.pacer.gov/nextgen/

PACER NextGen electronic learning modules may be found here: https://www.pacer.gov/ecfcbt/cso/index.html

Helpful Links:

Downloads and Resources

2017 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2019 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2019 FRAP and Local Rules

Changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect December 1, 2018, and changes to the 10th Circuit local rules take effect January 1, 2019. For additional information and to see a copy and redlined version of both the Fed. R. App. P. and the local rules please see the links below.

2020 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

2021 Court Argument Calendar Sessions

Access Information for People with Disabilities

Appeal Requirements

Updated January 1, 2019

Application for Admission - Quick Guide

Briefing and Appendix Checklist

Updated January 1, 2019

Calendar Acknowledgement Form

CM/ECF Attorney FAQ

Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Updated February 2018

Dealing With Sealed Materials in ECF

Docketing Statement

Updated January 1, 2019

Docketing Statement Instructions

Updated January 1, 2019

Documents and Instructions for Cases Scheduled for Oral Argument

This file includes the following documents and forms:

  • FAQ - Oral Arguments
  • Access Coordinator Information
  • TIPS - Video Conferencing
  • Calendar Acknowledgement Form
  • Custody Status
  • Form Entry of Appearance Form

Updated August 2018

ECF Login (Attorney Filing)

ECF Registration Step by Step

Forgot your Login/Password?

How to Submit an Application for Bar Admission or Request for a Certificate of Good Standing with Fee Payment using ECF

Initial Appeal Documents and Instructions

This file includes the following forms:

  • Docketing Statement
  • Docketing Statement Instructions
  • Entry of Appearance
  • Transcript Order Form
  • FAQ

Updated January 1, 2019

New Appeal Letter/Information for Counsel

New Appeal Letter/Information for Pro Se Appellants

NextGen ECF Hints and Tips

Obtain Certificate of Good Standing - Quick Guide

Original Proceedings

PACER Case Locator


PACER Fee Schedule

PACER Help and Support


PACER Registration

PACER Training and Tutorials

Practitioner's Guide

Tenth Circuit Practitioner's Guide

Previous versions of the FRAP and Local Rules

Pro Se Combined Brief and App. for Certificate of Appealability

Pro Se Frequently Asked Questions

Register Now for ECF

Register Now for PACER

TIPS - Video Conference

What is a Hearing Loop?

Map & DirectionsGetting to the Byron White Courthouse

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