Bankruptcy Court Converts to New Case Management System

On October 15, 2002, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will convert its current docketing system from BANCAP to Case Management (CM), which is the first of a two-part process. This will result in a change only in the format of the docket. The content of the docket remains the same.

For those holding a PACER account, this will result in changes to the login screen and Internet web address.

Internet Access - As of October 15, 2002, the web address to go to for logging into PACER will be: https://ecf.paeb.uscourts.gov - This will be the only way to gain access to current case information.

Case information will continue to be available, for a limited time, by logging in at the old address: http://pacer.paeb.uscourts.gov - This information will not be current. It will be based on the court's former case management system, which will stop being updated as of close of business on Friday, October 11, 2002.

Dial-Up Access - This method of access will change to accommodate our new case management system. Only current information will be accessible. Dial-up users seeking to obtain archived case information must visit us at the court for use of our public terminal or arrange for Internet access with our PACER service by calling the PACER Support Center at 1-800-676-6856.

The court will announce in early 2003 the anticipated time for the implementation of ECF (electronic case files), the second part of this new filing system. Under CM/ECF (Case Management/Electronic Case Files), documents may be filed electronically over the Internet. CM/ECF also offers the capability of viewing or downloading a case at any time, any location, via the Internet.

Please visit our web site at www.paeb.uscourts.gov for the continuing changes in our court.

Joseph Simmons
Clerk of Court
October 11, 2002