How do I know if I have an upgraded PACER account? (Feb 1, 2022)

Upgraded PACER accounts have usernames that are at least 8 characters. You may have upgraded your PACER account recently if you practice before another court that already has migrated to NextGen, such as the Ninth Circuit. If your username is 6 characters, you do not have an upgraded account. Go to and click on Manage My Account to upgrade your PACER account. You will see an “Upgrade” link if your account needs to be upgraded.