Gregg W. Zive, Bankruptcy Judge – Guidelines

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.

Orders Shortening Time

Requests for Orders Shortening Time should indicate the anticipated time impact on the court’s calendar. The Motion for the Order Shortening Time must state the reason why the time for the hearing needs to be shortened and an Attorney Information Sheet (Form NVB 9006) must be filed for the requested Order Shortening Time.   


    • Stipulations between counsel extending the time to file responsive pleadings must be approved by court order.
    • Stipulations for continuance must indicate the reason for the requested continuance. 

Trial Exhibits

    • Unless otherwise ordered, each party shall lodge with the Courtroom Deputy Clerk not later than the day before 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. All exhibits shall be numbered sequentially, tabbed in sequential order, and submitted in binders.
    • Counsel are to use the following exhibit log (NVB 9017) which should be included in each volume of exhibits.