Local Rule 9004. FORM AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

(a) Form of papers.

(1) The papers filed with the bankruptcy court must be legibly printed on eight-and-one-half by eleven inch (8½" x 11") paper, with copies reproduced by any method resulting in clear copy. Unless the court orders otherwise, all printing and handwriting must be double-spaced and each printed line consecutively numbered in the left margin on each page.

(2) The format described herein does not apply to:

(A) Exhibits, footnotes and quotations, the identification of counsel, caption, title of the court and the name of the case; and

(B) The title page, which must begin at least one and a half inches (1½") from the top of the page.

(b) Print requirements. Printing that uses proportional fonts or equivalent (such as most computer fonts) must be at least twelve (12) points. Monospaced fonts (such as on a typewriter) may not have more than ten (10) characters per linear inch. All quotations longer than fifty (50) words must be indented. All pages of each pleading or other papers filed with the court (except exhibits) must be numbered consecutively. All pages of each pleading or other papers filed with the court (including exhibits) must be printed only on one (1) side of the paper.

(c) Signatures generally. All pleadings and non-evidentiary documents must be signed by the individual attorney for the party presenting them, or by the party involved if that party is appearing pro se. Affidavits and certifications must be signed by the affiant or declarant. The name of the person signing the document must be typed underneath the signature.

(1) Signatures on documents submitted electronically.

(A) The user log-in and password required to access the electronic filing system must serve as the filing user's signature on all electronic documents filed with the court. They serve as a signature for purposes of Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9011, the other Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the Local Rules of this court, and any other purpose for which a signature is required in connection with proceedings before this court. Unless the electronically filed document has been scanned and shows the filing user’s original signature or bears a software-generated electronic signature thereof, an "/s/" and the filing user’s name must be typed in the space where the signature would otherwise appear.

(B) Signatures of persons other than the registered user may be indicated by either:

(i) Submitting a scanned copy of the originally signed document, or;

(ii) Attaching a scanned copy of the signature page(s) to the electronic document.

(C) The use of "/s/Name" or a software generated electronic signature on documents constitutes the filing user’s representation that an originally signed copy of the document exists or that the electronic signature has been authorized, and is in the filing user's possession at the time of filing.

(D) Original signed documents must be maintained in paper form by the filing user for the later of five (5) years or the maximum allowable time necessary to complete the appellate process, and upon request, the original document must be provided to other parties or to the court for review. The failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions on the court's own motion, or upon motion of the case trustee, the United States trustee, the United States Attorney, or other party.

(2) Documents directly faxed to the clerk or to chambers of the court will not be filed, lodged, received, returned, or acknowledged unless previously authorized by the court.

(d) Number of copies. See LR 1002(a).

(e) Exhibits.

(1) All courtesy copies of exhibits attached to papers must have indexing tabs at the bottom to show the exhibit number or letter. If exhibits are electronically filed, they must be separated by pages inserted and labeled with the exhibit numbers for movants and exhibit letters for respondents. Filers must reduce oversize exhibits by xerographic or other similar means to eight-and-one-half by eleven inches (8½" x 11") unless the reduction would destroy legibility or authenticity. An oversize exhibit that cannot be reduced must be filed separately with a captioned cover sheet identifying the exhibit(s) and the document(s) to which it refers. Electronically filed exhibits must be docketed by designating the exhibit numbers or letters by a single exhibit or group of exhibits.

(2) If affidavits or declarations are used, they must be filed at the same time as the paper they refer to, but as separately captioned documents.

(f ) Caption, title of court, name and number of case, description, and date and time of hearing.

(1) The top left corner of the first page of every paper presented for filing must show the name, Nevada or other state bar number, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address of the attorney and any associated attorney(s) appearing for the party filing the petition, or the name, address, and telephone number of a party appearing pro se.

(2) Below the identifying information described above, the remainder of the caption on the first page must look like this:

Graphic of what the first page caption should look like

(g) 11 U.S.C. § 362 pleadings/cover sheet. A properly completed § 362 information cover sheet, on colored paper (unless electronically filed), must be attached as Exhibit A to a motion for relief from the automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. § 362 or opposition to such a motion. Failure to comply with any of these provisions may result in sanctions, denial of the motion, or other adverse ruling.