Case Filing:

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.

No.  The court does not accept documents for filing by facsimile or email.

A person who is not registered as an electronic filer must file documents by delivering originals to the clerk’s office by hand delivery, U.S. Mail, or similar carrier service such as Federal Express, LR IC 2-1.

Only with the approval from the court.  You will be required to submit an Application to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees with your complaint or petition.

Sealed documents can only be viewed by the court unless and until further order of the court.  Ex parte documents are made available on the public docket the day after they are filed. Witness lists can be viewed by the case participants and the court. Documents in Social Security Appeals and Immigration cases (Fed.R.Civ.P. 5.2(c)) can be viewed by case participants, the court, and at the clerk’s office public terminal.

Note: You must log into CM/ECF with your e-filer login and password in order to view documents restricted to case participants only.  The system will verify you are a party in the case by your login ID; therefore, the CM/ECF login used must be associated with an attorney that has appeared in the case and is listed on the docket.

A person acting as his or her own attorney may request the court’s authorization to register as a filer in his or her specific case, LR IC 2-1(b).

Note:  All communications with the court must be styled as a motion, stipulation, or notice, and must be filed in the court’s docket, LR IA 7-1(b).

Public documents are available on the PACER system.  You can access and register for PACER at www.pacer.gov.   There is a public computer terminal at each of the clerk’s office locations where you can view your documents for free.

One original of each document should be filed. An attorney or pro se party who wishes to receive a file-stamped copy of any pleading or other paper must submit one additional copy and, if by mail, a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope. A party who is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis need not submit a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.  LR 10-1

File with the court a written notification of any change to contact information in your case, LR IA 3-1.

There are three types of restricted documents:

  1. sealed documents;
  2. ex parte documents; and,
  3. other select documents that contain personal identifiers (See Fed.R.Civ.P. 5.2 and Fed.R.Crim.P. 49.1).

Documents filed under seal can only be viewed by the court unless and until further order of the court. Documents filed ex parte are filed on the docket, but not served on other parties. Unlike sealed documents, ex parte documents will appear on the public docket the day after being filed. Other select documents may be restricted due to the inclusion of person identifiers, such as financial account numbers and social security numbers.  Witness lists and some documents filed in Social Security Appeal cases and Immigration cases are restricted to case participants only.

Note: You must log into CM/ECF using the login and password for an attorney that has properly appeared in the case, and is listed as attorney of record on the docket, in order to view documents that are restricted in Social Security Appeals and Immigration cases.

No.  For a non-electronic filer, the court and opposing parties send documents in paper form via U.S. mail or other delivery service.  For registered CM/ECF users, documents are provided electronically through the use of CM/ECF.

No.  The requesting party must submit properly completed proposed summons forms.  The clerk will issue the summons if they are timely, the filing fee is paid, or at any time at the direction of the court.  Summons are not issued prior to the ruling on a motion to proceed in forma pauperis.

 

Electronic Filing:

This is not authorized. CM/ECF accounts are to be established for each attorney who practices before the court, LR IC 2-1.

In CM/ECF, select Utilities on the blue menu bar. Under Your Account select the appropriate option, such as Maintain your E-Mail, Maintain your Login/Password, or Maintain your Address. 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.

If the first option on the blue menu bar is Civil then you are in CM/ECF. If the first option on the blue menu bar is Query then you are in PACER.

NOTE: The use of the same login and password for CM/ECF and PACER will result in the program logging into PACER only.

After admission to practice has been completed, go to CM/ECF Attorney Registration and submit a registration request. The clerk will send an email informing the attorney when the request is processed.

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 CM/ECF password, you may reset your password on the CM/ECF login page, here.  You must know your login name or the primary email address on your account.  If the primary email address is associated with more than one login ID, enter a login ID only.  You will receive an email with a link to reset your password.

If you have lost or forgotten your CM/ECF login ID, please contact the Help Desk in Las Vegas at 702-464-5555 or 1-888-674-2323 for further instructions on submitting a separate form.  The clerk will assign a temporary login and password.

This routinely occurs when the user exits from CM/ECF incorrectly or incompletely during their last login session. The PACER cookies are now established as your main reference when you log into CM/ECF.  The solution is as follows:

  1. Go to Tools and Internet Options on the browser;
  2. Delete cookies, history, and temporary files;
  3. Reboot the computer.

If you are still unable to access CM/ECF you will receive an error message, and you will need to reset your CM/ECF login and password.

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:  Your PACER login and password should be unique. Do not use the same login and password as your CM/ECF account. The use of the same login and password for CM/ECF and PACER will result in the program logging into PACER.

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)).

 

Tickets on Federal Land:

You can pay for your citation online at www.cvb.uscourts.gov. Click on the “Pay On-Line” link on the home page. Have a copy of your ticket available as you will need the CVB Location code located in the box at the top right corner of your ticket.

You may contact the Central Violations Bureau by calling 800-827-2982 for your current balance and payment information.  Use option 4 to hear an automated recording with the status of your ticket.

Federal citations (tickets) are issued by law enforcement personnel from agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Nellis Air Force Base, U.S. Forest Service, Hoover Dam Police/Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and V.A. Police. If the citation you received does not say “United States District Court Violation Notice” across the top, then you did not receive a federal ticket. For other citations contact the Reno Justice Court at 775-325-6503 (northern nevada) or the Las Vegas Justice Court at 702-671-3444 (southern nevada).

If the Notice to Appear shows an amount due, you may choose to pay your fine in full instead of appearing in court. Your payment must be received 24 hours prior to your scheduled court date to avoid further action.  You may pay on-line at www.cvb.uscourts.gov.

You may contact the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) to request a transfer to the U.S. District Court where you live.  CVB phone: 1-800-827-2982; CVB Email: info@cvb.uscourts.gov

Please be advised:  To request a transfer, you must be willing to plead “guilty” and waive your right to a trial. If you intend to plea “not guilty,” you must make your initial appearance at the designated court. You must return to court for trial at the date and time set at your initial appearance.

Yes, appearance is mandatory.

You will be notified by the Central Violations Bureau of your court date by mail. You will receive a Notice to Appear usually within 4 to 8 weeks from issuance of the ticket.

If you fail to pay the amount due or to appear in court on the date and time scheduled, the court may issue a summons ordering you to appear or issue a warrant for your arrest.

The Central Violations Bureau (CVB) is a national center responsible for processing all federal violation citations (tickets). This includes violations that occur on federal property such as federal buildings, national parks, military installations, post offices, Veteran Affairs medical centers, national wildlife refuges, and national forests.

Contact the Central Violations Bureau at 1-800-827-2982 for the most current balance and payment information.

For petty offense and Central Violations Bureau citations (tickets), contact the Las Vegas clerk’s office at 702-464-5405 or the Reno clerk’s office at 775-686-5800. Please leave your name, address, phone number, citation number and scheduled court date so that someone can contact you.

Payments must be received on or before the scheduled court date.

Mail your payment to:
Central Violations Bureau
PO Box 71363
Philadelphia, PA, 19176-1363

Note:  Include your location code and ticket number on all payments for proper credit.

 

Transcripts of Court Proceedings:

Transcripts filed on or after May 15, 2008, will be available electronically after the 90-day restriction period. Sealed transcripts are not available electronically.

No. The Transcript Order form must be completed and returned to the clerk’s office by e-mail, hand delivery, U.S. Mail, or similar carrier service.

This can be done, however, the transcript will not be the official court record. The official certified court record can only be prepared by the court or an individual designated by the court to produce the record.

No. The court no longer accepts transcript orders by facsimile.  Please hand deliver or e-mail the completed transcript order form.

No.  Unless otherwise ordered, it is the responsibility of the ordering party to pay for the transcripts to be used in the record on appeal.

Once your order is received, an estimate of the total cost will be prepared and you will be notified by the court reporter or recorder as to how much deposit is needed to start preparing your transcript. A deposit of 75% of the estimated total is required. You will be asked to send the deposit in the form of a check or money order payable directly to the court reporter or a transcription company. The court is unable to accept cash for a transcript.

Note:  Transcripts are not started and the time for delivery does not start to run until the deposit has been received.

For CJA appointed attorneys only:  Log into the court’s CJA eVoucher system and submit a CJA-24 transcript request form.

For all other requests:  Complete a Transcript Order form and deliver the form in person to the clerk’s office in Las Vegas or Reno, or e-mail the completed form directly to the court reporter.

Do not e-file the transcript order form on the court’s electronic filing system.

The cost of a transcript depends on how quickly you need it and if it has been previously produced or not (see Maximum Per Page Transcript Rates).

The page rates have been set by the Judicial Conference of the United States and by General Order 2018-01.

Redaction of the following personal identifiers must be requested by an attorney or pro se party within 21 days of filing of the transcript:

  • Social Security or Taxpayer Identification numbers redacted to the last four (4) digits;
  • Financial account numbers redacted to the last four (4) digits;
  • Dates of birth redacted to the year;
  • Names of minor children redacted to initials; and
  • Home addresses redacted to city and state, in criminal cases.

A copy of the request must be delivered to the court reporter.

When a transcript is complete, the court reporter or transcriber will deliver the transcript as requested in the delivery instructions on the transcript order, along with a bill for the actual cost. Your deposit will have been deducted from the actual cost. You will be asked to pay the balance in the form of a check or money order payable to the court reporter or a transcription company. The court cannot accept cash as payment for a transcript. If your deposit was greater than the actual cost, you will receive a refund check.

Log into the court’s CJA eVoucher system and submit a CJA-24 transcript request form.

Filed transcripts are restricted in CM/ECF for the first 90 days. Counsel of record in a case who have received a transcript from the court reporter or transcriber will be given access to the transcript via the CM/ECF system. Counsel of record in a case who have not purchased a copy of the transcript from the court reporter or transcriber will not have access to the transcript through CM/ECF until they purchase it from the court reporter or transcriber or until after 90 days. Anyone can view the transcript at the public terminal in both clerk’s offices. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy during the first 90 days must request the copy from the reporter or transcriber using the Transcript Order form and pay the fee set by the Judicial Conference and General Order 2018-01.

Anyone can view the transcript at the public terminal in both clerk’s offices free of charge. Filed transcripts are restricted in CM/ECF for the first 90 days. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy during that period must request the copy from the reporter or transcriber using the Transcript Order form and pay the fee set by the Judicial Conference and General Order 2018-01.

No. The Judicial Conference has not authorized an additional fee for providing redacted transcripts for the court’s electronic records.

Yes. While court reporters or transcribers are authorized to redact the specific personal identifiers, parties may move the court by separate motion.  A ruling from the court is required before other information in the transcript may be redacted.

No, you must also complete and file a Transcript Order form or, if appropriate, a CJA-24 request. The Designation of Transcripts is a document filed in the appeal process, but it does not replace ordering the transcripts with the order form.

Note: For CJA appointed attorneys, log into the court’s CJA eVoucher system to submit a CJA-24 authorization request for transcript.

Please refer to the minutes of proceedings on the court docket for the name of the Court Reporter or Electronic Court Recording Operator (ECRO), or if audio digital recording was used (FTR or Liberty).

Hearings reported by an Official Court Reporter:

If the hearing was reported by an official court reporter, please email the transcript order form directly to that court reporter.  The minutes of proceedings will include the name of the reporter.

If the order form includes multiple proceedings before more than one reporter or was reported by a contract court reporter whose name is not listed above, please email the transcript order form to Transcript_Orders@nvd.uscourts.gov.

Hearings electronically recorded by an ECRO or a U.S. Magistrate Judge Courtroom Administrator:

If the hearing was a digital audio recorded (FTR or Liberty) proceeding before a U.S. Magistrate Judge or if the hearing was before a U.S. District Judge and was electronically recorded by an ECRO, please email the transcript order form to the email address that is associated with the U.S. District Judge that is assigned to the case.

If there is no U.S. District Judge assigned to the case, please email your transcript order form to Transcripts_Nevada@nvd.uscourts.gov.

 

Audio Recordings:

Only proceedings in which the record is taken by an electronic court recording operator (ECRO) or a digital audio recorded (FTR or Liberty) proceeding before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.  Proceedings taken by an official court reporter do not have recordings available for sale.

A deputy clerk will notify you of the number of recordings involved after your order is received.  Please include your contact information on the order form.

Complete an Audio Recording Order form. Deliver to the clerk’s office in Las Vegas or Reno.

For hearings held in Las Vegas send to NVDml_Recorders@nvd.uscourts.gov. For hearings held in Reno send to DocketReno@nvd.uscourts.gov.

The clerk cannot accept fax or phone orders.

Most recording orders can be ready for pick up the next business day. Please include your contact information on the audio recording order form and a deputy clerk will contact you when the audio recordings are ready.

See the court’s fee schedule for the most current rate.  Checks or money orders for recordings should be made payable to the Clerk, U. S. District Court.  A deposit may be required for large orders.