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USDC-MA upgrading to NextGen on Sept. 20; Job openings: Two positions in the AGO Criminal Appeals Division

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USDC-MA upgrading to NextGen on Sept. 20

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts will be upgrading its CM/ECF software to the Next Generation (NextGen) of CM/ECF over the weekend of Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Effective Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, attorneys (and all other ECF account holders) will no longer be able to log in to their CM/ECF accounts as they currently do. Instead, attorneys will log in to CM/ECF through a Central Sign-On (PACER) to file documents.
 
Attorneys (and all other ECF account holders) will need to obtain their own individual PACER accounts.   

To obtain a new PACER account or upgrade an existing PACER account, visit https://www.pacer.gov. Shared PACER accounts will not be usable by filing attorneys once the court has upgraded.

Instructions for registering for a new PACER account are available here, and 
instructions for upgrading a current PACER account are available here.
 
Attorneys (and all other ECF account holders) will need to know their current CM/ECF login and password. 

If you do not know your login or password, use the "reset" feature from the court's website, accessible here.
 
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is also transitioning to Next Gen CM/ECF on Sept. 20, 2021. For more information on the Bankruptcy Court’s transition timeline, click here.

General information regarding the upgrade to NextGen is available here.

Direct any questions to info@mad.uscourts.gov, or contact the District Court Clerk's Office at 617-748-9152. 

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Job Openings

Two positions in the AGO Criminal Appeals Division

The Appeals Division within the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is seeking applications for two assistant attorney general positions:

  • Assistant attorney general (civil litigation and discovery focus): Job number 22-007 
  • Assistant attorney general (general focus): Job number 22-008 

Applicants must be practicing attorneys who are admitted to the Massachusetts
bar; have obtained or be eligible for admission to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the
District of Massachusetts and Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and have relevant experience (preferably three or more years) and a strong interest in appellate practice or other litigation having heavy emphasis on written and oral advocacy and in civil litigation and discovery practice.

The application deadline for both positions is Aug. 31. Click here for more information on the positions and to apply.