District-Wide Guidelines

In addition to the Local Rules and district-wide guidelines, procedural and courtroom guidelines are also available for each individual judge. Please review the guidelines for individual judges found at the Guidelines page.

Attorney Compensation for Chapter 7 and 11 trustee representation

Applications for compensation are set on the judges miscellaneous motion calendar. Request a Hearing Date from the court’s website.

Adversary Proceeding Procedures

Adversary Proceeding Procedures

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.

Hearing Dates and Times

Matters available for Self-Calendaring:

  • Avoid Lien
  • Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation
  • Loan Modification
  • Relief from Automatic Stay
  • Value Collateral

visit Self-Calendaring Dates

Hearing Date and Time Technology Request Form

To request other types of hearings not listed on the Self-Calendaring page visit Request a Hearing Date.

Hearing Date Phone Line

  • Las Vegas Motions
    Phone: (702) 527-7158
  • Reno Motions
    Phone: (775) 326-2104

Obtaining Default Judgments

Obtaining Default Judgments

Order Shortening Time (LR 9006)

    • Motion
      Motion for Order Shortening Time must state the reason why the time for the hearing needs to be shortened.
    • Attorney Information Sheet
      (Form NVB 9006) must be filed with the Motion for Order Shortening Time.
    • Orders
      After receiving order shortening time from counsel, Clerk’s staff will add the hearing date and time to the order after reviewing with appropriate Judge. Counsel is not authorized to select a date and time from the self-calendaring section of the US Bankruptcy Court website for Orders Shortening Time.

Telephonic Appearance Request

Telephonic appearances through the use of Court Call must be requested AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING DATE, according to the guidelines.

Telephonic Appearance Request

Trial Exhibits

  • Unless otherwise ordered, each party shall lodge with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk not later than a minimum of 2 business days prior to the trial, the original and 1 copy of all exhibits, bound and tabbed. All exhibits shall be marked with stickers on the lower right corner of the exhibit whenever possible.
  • Complete required exhibit log (NVB 9017) which should be included in each volume of exhibits.