(a) Title. These are the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Practice of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada. This part governs cases and proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court of this district. These rules may be cited as LR.

(b) Applicability of local bankruptcy and district court rules.

(1) All cases under title 11 and all proceedings arising under, arising in or related to a case under title 11 are referred to the bankruptcy court for this district. If a bankruptcy judge or district judge determines that entry of a final order or judgment by a bankruptcy judge would not be consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution in a particular proceeding referred under these rules, the bankruptcy judge must, unless otherwise ordered by the district court or consistent with LR 5011, hear the proceeding and submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to the district court, consistent with 28 U.S.C. ยง 157(d) and LR 9033. The district court may treat any order of the bankruptcy court as proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law in the event that the district court concludes that the bankruptcy judge could not have entered a final order or judgment consistent with Article III of the United States Constitution.

(2) The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and these local rules govern procedure in all bankruptcy cases and proceedings in the District of Nevada. Except for those matters contained in Part IA of the Local Rules of Practice for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, no other local rules apply unless they are specifically adopted by reference in these bankruptcy Local Rules.

(3) Except where specified, these rules do not apply to bankruptcy proceedings in the district court.

(4) These rules supplement or, as permitted, modify the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and are to be construed to be consistent with the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and to promote the just, efficient, and economic determination of every action and proceeding.

(5) These rules are effective starting January 1, 2021 and govern all actions and proceedings pending or begun on, or after, that date.

(c) General and administrative orders, guidelines, and policy statements.

(1) These rules may be amended by general order of the district court or by administrative order of the bankruptcy court. There may be matters relating to internal bankruptcy court administration that, in the discretion of the bankruptcy court en banc, may be accomplished by administrative orders.

(2) The clerk will maintain copies of orders, guidelines, and policy statements that relate to practice before this court and will make copies available:

(A) on request and accompanied with the payment of a nominal charge; and;

(B) on the court’s website, www.nvb.uscourts.gov.

(d) Procedures outside the rules. These rules are not intended to limit the discretion of the court. The court may, on a showing of good cause, waive any of these rules, or make additional orders as it may deem appropriate and in the interest of justice.

(e) Sanctions for noncompliance with rules. Failure of an attorney or of a party to comply with these rules, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, or any court order may be grounds for imposing sanctions, including, without limitation, monetary sanctions.

(f) United States trustee guidelines. The United States trustee may, from time to time, issue guidelines regarding all matters in or relating to cases under title 11 of the United States Code. The guidelines reflect the position of the United States trustee on the matters they address as well as actions that the United States trustee may take in accordance with those positions. Copies of the guidelines will be available from the United States trustee upon request or through the court's website.

(g) Links to other websites. Bankruptcy trustees and governmental entities, appointees, or agents, including but not limited to the United States Attorney, the United States trustee, the Internal Revenue Service and organizations that assist low income individuals, may submit proposed links to the clerk for inclusion on the court's website.

(h) Meaning of terms. Unless otherwise specifically stated, throughout these rules, the word "debtor" means the debtor, the debtor's attorney, or anyone else who speaks for or represents the debtor. Similarly, the word "trustee" means the trustee, the trustee's attorney, or anyone else who speaks for or represents the trustee. The same understanding applies to all other parties.