The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas allows attorneys to view/file documents and pay applicable filing fees using PACER/NextGen 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Registered PACER/NextGen attorney users may log in to view/file and pay fees at https://ecf.txeb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl
If you do not have a login to PACER/NextGen and would like to register for this access, go to https://pacer.uscourts.gov/register-account/attorney-filers-cmecf
Attorney Registration Information
Per LBR 9010-1, you must:
- Be admitted to practice before, and be a member in good standing in, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; or
- Only file documents in cases in which you were admitted pro hac vice
For information on attorney admissions, visit www.txed.uscourts.gov
To register for ECF:
- If you do not have a PACER account, you must first apply for one. Go to www.pacer.gov, click on Register, and then click on PACER. After obtaining your PACER account, click on Manage My Account, go to the Maintenance tab, and click on Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration.
- If you have a PACER account, go to www.pacer.gov, click on Manage My Account, go to the Maintenance tab, and click on Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration.
Emergency Filing Procedures:
The clerk's office is open for business Monday - Friday from 8am to 4pm to accommodate filings. However, if you are submitting copies of supporting documents to an eSR submission, or an emergency requires the filing of a document and the clerk's office is closed, or you are unable to file in person due to COVID-19, or the ECF system or applicable e-Service option is inoperable, you may use the Electronic Document Submission (EDS) system to submit documents to the court for filing. EDS may only be used under the above circumstances to submit documents and pleadings with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
A deputy clerk will review each submission and contact you with further instructions and the payment of any applicable fees.