CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

Posted: March 17, 2020

Clerk's Office Operational Changes During COVID-19 Outbreak

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

The court is committed to continuing service to the public during the COVID‐19 outbreak. During Governor Sisolak’s press conference he stated that all Nevadans should stay home to protect family and the public. The court is taking the following actions to protect individuals involved in bankruptcy cases, as well as court employees, from transmission of the virus:

All court hearings will be conducted using AT&T Conference. No participants can participate in a hearing at the courthouse.

The courthouses in Las Vegas and Reno, and the bankruptcy clerk's offices remain open to the public. However, in keeping with local and national recommendations to help limit the spread of COVID‐19, the Clerk's offices in Las Vegas and Reno are providing limited services at their intake counters:

  • No person to person assistance is available. Customers can call, email or use the Chat program on the Bankruptcy Court webpage. https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov
  • Personal checks are not accepted for filing fee payments are not authorized for debtors. Debtors are required to get a money order or cashiers check. Please include the case number and debtor's name on all forms of payment. Payments by mail can ONLY be made by money order or cashier’s checks; NO personal checks.
  • Customers who enter the clerk's office lobby are encouraged to contact staff via personal cell phone, email, or online chat service on our website.
  • A drop box has been placed at the front counter for filings and payments.
  • A variety of critical forms are available to the public in our lobby.

Payments and documents can be sent to the Clerk's office by mail to the addresses located below:

For Las Vegas Cases:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
300 Las Vegas Blvd. So.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(866) 232‐1266

For Reno Cases:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
300 Booth Street
Reno, NV 89059
(866) 232‐1266

Additional resources can be found on this website, including how to find case information, accessing electronic court records through PACER, filing without an attorney, and information about local bankruptcy forms and national bankruptcy forms.

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Posted: March 17, 2020

Notice from the United States Trustee Regarding the Continuance of Section 341 Meetings in Chapters 7, 12 and 13 Cases - Region 17

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined.  Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during this period except through telephonic or other alternative means not requiring personal appearance by debtors. Appropriate notice will be provided to parties in accordance with bankruptcy law and rules.

Meetings already noticed as telephonic meetings may proceed as scheduled.

This notice supplements the March 13, 2020 Notice from the United States Trustee Regarding the Rescheduling of Section 341 Meetings.

Questions should be directed to the field office Assistant United States Trustee.

https://www.justice.gov/ust-regions-r17

Posted: March 16, 2020

Schedule Telephonic Conferences to Reduce Coronavirus Exposure

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada is committed to continuing service to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. The court is authorizing participants in hearings to use Court Call to participate telephonically. The 48 hour prior authorization may be waived by the presiding judge. Trials cannot be done telephonically unless prior authorization by the bankruptcy judge presiding in the case. Please review the information on the Court’s website (https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/judges/guidelines/court-call/).

 

Posted: March 16, 2020

Press Release – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Press Release - United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada issue Press Release re: coronavirus disease (COVID-19) temporary actions.

 

Posted: March 9, 2020

Reducing Exposure to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada is complying with the specific instructions provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov and is monitoring the website for any recommended actions. The Court is asking that the public also comply with the CDC Guidelines to protect yourself and others.

If you fall within a higher risk category, or are otherwise uncomfortable appearing in person for a non-evidentiary hearing before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, please review the information on the Court’s website (https://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/judges/courtroom-technology/telephone-conferences/).

At this time there are NO CHANGES to normal court operations. The Foley Courthouse and Federal Building in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Clifton C. Young Courthouse in Reno, Nevada are open.

Any future changes or updates will be posted on this website and communicated as appropriate. Please note that any changes in court operations may vary between offices (Las Vegas and Reno), and will depend on guidance provided by local public health agencies.