Electronic Filing

Note:  if you are not represented by a lawyer, click here for more information.

Pursuant to Local Rule IC 2-1, electronic filing is mandatory for attorneys in all civil and criminal cases in the District of Nevada.  Unless the court orders otherwise, all documents must be filed electronically using the Court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, with the exception of the documents listed under LR IC 1-1(c).  Currently, only attorneys are required to file documents electronically.  If you are not represented by a lawyer, you may continue to file documents in paper; however, you may also be eligible to apply for permission to file documents electronically in a particular case.  See LR IC 2-1.  To submit documents by email during COVID-19 event, see notice temporarily suspending local rule.

ECF Helpdesk

Las Vegas ECF Helpdesk for southern cases: 
(702) 464-5555
(888) 674-2323 (Toll Free)
qc_vegas@nvd.uscourts.gov

Reno ECF Helpdesk for northern cases:
(775) 686-5800

The court’s Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system is the federal judiciary’s case management system for all appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. CM/ECF allows courts to accept filings and provide access to filed documents over the Internet.

To file documents in cases pending in the District of Nevada, an attorney or other authorized filer must register for e-filing privileges through Manage PACER Account at www.pacer.gov.

Local Rules, Part IC – Electronic Case Filing

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

PACER provides access to dockets (case information) via the Internet for a fee of $0.10 per page. To establish a PACER account, contact the PACER Service Center (1-800-676-6856) or register online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Leave of court is required to be removed from a case, LR IA 11-6.

If an order is entered removing an attorney, the docket will reflect that the attorney is “terminated” and is no longer the attorney of record.

This is not authorized. E-filing privileges are approved by the Court for each individual attorney who is admitted and practices before the court, LR IC 2-1.

You may update your physical address and primary email address by logging into PACER and going to Manage PACER Account at www.pacer.gov.  To update secondary and additional email addresses for notices in CM/ECF, go to Utilities and Maintain your E-Mail. Make sure that when you are finished that you click on the “Submit all changes” button located at the bottom of the page.

Complete a request using the Request for Pay.Gov Refund form and attach backup documentation.  Mail or deliver the form and backup documentation to the Clerk’s Office.  The clerk cannot accept requests for refund by email or fax.  Reimbursement can take up to two weeks.

After admission to practice has been completed, you may register for e-filing by logging into your PACER account and going to Manage PACER Account at www.pacer.gov. The clerk will send an email informing the attorney when the request is processed. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions.

Note:  Due to the volume of requests received by the Court, it could take up to one business day to activate your CM/ECF registration.

If you have lost or forgotten your PACER password for CM/ECF, you may reset your password here.  If you do not remember your username, click here.

File the correct .pdf document using the filing event called Notice of Corrected Image/Document under the menu category for your filing.  Link the notice back to the previous filing on the docket.  The clerk’s office will make any necessary corrections to the original entry.

Contact the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) for southern cases, or the Reno Clerk’s Office at 775-686-5800 for northern cases. The deputy clerk will correct the entry and file a Notice of Docket Correction. The attorney will be directed to refile the document in the correct case.

Contact the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) for southern cases, or the Reno Clerk’s Office at 775-686-5800 for northern cases. Depending on the circumstances, the deputy clerk will correct the entry and file a Notice of Docket Correction or direct the attorney to refile document selecting the correct event.

If the court or clerk discovers the error and action is needed, you will be notified via an email notice through CM/ECF titled Notice of Attorney Action Required.

First, go to the case docket and look to see if the attorney’s email address appears on the docket and is correct. The notation “ ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED” must appear below the email address.

Next, go to the attorney’s account to review the primary and secondary email addresses that are linked to the account. The primary email address must only appear once; it cannot be listed under both Primary and Secondary email address. Update any incorrect account information.

Finally, if all of the above information is correct, please contact the Help Desk at 702-464-5555 or 1-888-674-2323 for further assistance.

Use the Search feature located on the blue menu bar in CM/ECF and input a search term.

Example: Filing a Motion to Compel, type compel in the search box and the system will show all events containing the word compel.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows registered users to review and print case and docket information in federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. PACER is provided by the Federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.  For assistance with PACER please call 1-210-301-6440 or 1-800-676-6856.

The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system allows parties and the court to file documents electronically making the case information immediately available. For assistance with CM/ECF please call the Las Vegas Help Desk at 702-464-5555 (toll free at 1-888-674-2323) or the Reno office at 775-686-5800.

Note:  The District of Nevada has upgraded to the Next Generation of CM/ECF that uses a single sign-on feature.  You must have an individual PACER account. Your PACER login and password is your single sign-on to Federal Courts that are on NextGen and you will use PACER login to e-file in the District of Nevada.

The following internet browsers have been tested and approved for use with CM/ECF:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and higher

Other browsers are not supported, but may work.

TIP: If you are having trouble logging into CM/ECF and you are using Google Chrome, try using a different browser.

It is the filer’s responsibility to maintain and update his or her user account information, including the primary and secondary email addresses (LR IC 2-1(g)).