Bruce T. Beesley, Chief Bankruptcy Judge – Guidelines

Adversary Scheduling Conferences

    • If a discovery plan is not filed within the established guidelines outlined in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada, Adversary Proceeding Procedures, the adversary scheduling conference will be continued. Failure to file the discovery plan after the first continuance, may result in an Order to Show Cause (OSC). 
    • After the adversary scheduling conference, counsel is required to upload an order which will contain the specific dates ordered at the adversary scheduling conference.

Courtroom Guidelines

  • Courtroom Guidelines
  • It is a violation of Judicial Conference policy, and Local Rule IA 2-1, to record, transmit or broadcast United States Bankruptcy Court proceedings with wireless or any other communication devices. Wireless communication devices include, but are not limited to, mobile phones, laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs). Cameras and other devices (pen recorders, phones, etc.) that are capable of recording, reproducing and transmitting are prohibited from use within the Courtroom.

    Failure to abide by this Rule may result in the forfeiture of any such device.


Declarations in support of or in opposition to a motion are to be filed separately per the Local Rules.

Discovery Disputes

Counsel are to call the courtroom deputy and/or chambers to arrange for a telephonic conference regarding any discovery disputes. Unless otherwise directed by the court, no pleadings are to be filed as to the dispute. Discovery disputes are not to be set on calendar, unless otherwise directed by the court.

Objection to Motions

Effective January 1, 2017, the court will not consider oral objections presented at the time of the hearing. For an objection to be considered, it must be filed as required in the Local Rules. Pro se parties are exempt from this requirement.


Stipulations for Adequate Protection will only be approved if the order contains a 15-day notice of default provision to the debtor. The stipulation is not to include:

  • Award of fees
  • Award for attorney’s fees, unless the creditor is over secured.

Trial Exhibits. See LR 9017(d).

    • Unless otherwise ordered, each party shall lodge with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk, five (5) business days prior to the trial, the original and 2 copies of all exhibits, bound and tabbed.
    • All exhibits shall be marked with stickers on the lower right corner of the exhibit whenever possible. All exhibits are to be bates numbered, tabbed in sequential order, and submitted in binders no larger than 2 3/4 inches.
      • Moving party or plaintiff shall have numbers 1 through 10,000
      • Defendant shall have numbers 20,000 through 30,000
      • Additional parties shall contact Courtroom Deputy Clerk
    • Each page of the exhibit(s) needs to be numbered.
    • Complete required exhibit log (NVB 9017) which should be included in each volume of exhibits.