Active Special Orders

Order NumberDescriptionFile DateLast Amended DateOrder StatusComments
51In the Matter of:​ Designating the Bankruptcy Clerk as Accountable Officer for Bankruptcy Registry Funds and Accountability for Holding of Bankruptcy Fees, Costs and Other Monies.10/30/1984Remains in Full Force and Effect
53​In the Matter of: The Requirement of a Memorandum Supporting Claimed Compensation under the Criminal Justice Act.2/11/1985Remains in Full Force and Effect
59In the Matter of: The Plan for the Administration of Non-Appropriated Funds.4/22/19871/16/2015Remains in Full Force and Effect
60In the Matter of:​ (The Posting of Bail or Collateral for Violations Occurring within various Federal Enclaves in the District of Nevada - See actual title on document.) (CVB Schedule)4/23/19879/29/2014Remains in Full Force and EffectAmended Appendix A
62In the Matter of:​ The Service of Post-Conviction Orders upon Incarcerated Defendants and Penal Institutions by the United States Marshal.7/13/1987Remains in Full Force and Effect
68In the Matter of:​ Authorization for Pretrial Services Officers to Carry Firearms in the Performance of Their Official Duties.9/27/19885/7/1997Remains in Full Force and Effect
75Appointment of Private Attorneys to Serve as Members of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.​​7/1/199111/06/2018Remains in Full Force and Effect
77SEALED​9/3/1991SEALED​SEALED
86In the Matter of: Counsel for Defendants in Criminal Cases on Appeal.​4/29/19947/7/2000Remains in Full Force and Effect
90In Re: Adoption of Guidelines for Operating the United States Courts in the Absence of Appropriations.​9/26/1995Remains in Full Force and Effect
91In Re: The Adoption of the Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and the Employment Dispute Resolution Plan.​3/9/19968/6/2014Remains in Full Force and Effect
106In the Matter of:​ The Assignment of Dispositive Motions to the United States Magistrate Judges in all Cases Initiated by Inmates Pursuant to 28 United States Code § 1983 in the Unofficial Northern Division.3/21/2002Remains in Full Force and Effect

Historical Special Orders

Order NumberDescriptionFile DateLast Amended DateCommentsOrder Status
1​In the Matter of: Forfeiture of collateral in Lieu of Appearance relative to conduct in national forests, etc. (CVB Schedule)6/21/1977No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 18, filed 02/16/1979No Longer in Effect
2In the Matter of: Timely disposition of matters referred to Magistrate Joseph L. Ward, etc.​8/12/197711/16/1977​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
3In the Matter of: The implementation of rule 5(a), Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, in Clark County, Nevada​8/17/19776/3/1982​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
4In the Matter of: The amendment to Rule 16 of the local rules of this court (oral argument on motions)1/3/1978​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
5In the Matter of: Forfeiture of collateral in Lieu of Appearance relative to conduct or acts in violation of rules and regulations applicable to and governing any location or area under jurisdication or control of the United States Government, through the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Enforcement of the Migratory Bird and ​Treaty Act. (CVB Schedule)3/15/1978​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 11, filed 02/16/1979No Longer in Effect
6In re: The designation of employees in the office of the bankruptcy Judge to perform Ministerial functions​9/26/1978​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
7In re: Disposal of Files and Records​12/7/1978​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
8In the Matter of: A Work Emergency​12/7/1978​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
9In the Matter of: The transfer of the Central Violations Bureau (CVB) to the District of Colorado​2/16/1979No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
10In the Matter of: Forfeiture of collateral in lieu of appearance relative to conduct on Federal Property, and Violation of Rules and Regulations governing public buildings and grounds​2/16/19797/15/1981​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
11​In the Matter of: Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance Relative to Conduct or Acts in Violation of Rules and Regulations Applicable to and Governing any Location or Area under the Jurisdiction or Control of the United States Government, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and for Enforcement of the Migratory Bird and Treaty Act.  (CVB Schedule)2/16/1979​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
12​In the Matter of: Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance Relative to Violations of Rules and Regulations Applicable to Indian Trust Allotments, Reservations and Colonies, Nevada under the Jurisdiction of Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior. (CVB Schedule)2/16/19794/16/1980​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
13​In the Matter of: Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance Relative to conduct on all Real Property under the Charge and Control of the Veterans Administration (and not under the Charge and Control of General Services Administration) in the State of Nevada, and Violations of Rules and Regulations Pertaining Thereto. (CVB Schedule) 2/16/197910/24/1986​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
14In the Matter of: Forfeiture of Collateral​ in Lieu of Appearance Relative to Violations of Rules and Regulations Applicable to Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nevada, under the Jurisdiction of Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. (CVB Schedule)2/16/1979​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
15In the Matter of: Authorizing Bureau of Reclamation Personnel to Accept Prescribed Bail and Conditionally to Release Certain Violators and Offenders of Federal Regulations Applicable at Hoover Dam, near Boulder City, Nevada. (CVB Schedule)2/16/1979​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
16In the Matter of: The Exercise of Jurisdiction over the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Including That Portion Lying in the State of Arizona, by the United States Magistrate at Las Vegas, Nevada.​2/16/1979​​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
17In the Matter of: Authorizing National Park Service Personnel to Accept Prescribed Bail and Conditionally Release Certain Violators and Offenders and to Set a Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Personal Appearance Relative to Violations of Federal Regulations Applicable at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. (CVB Schedule)2/16/19799/5/1984​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
18In the Matter of:​ Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance Relative to Conduct in National Forests, and Violations of Rules and Regulations Applicable to and Governing the Same. (CVB Schedule)2/16/19796/16/1982​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
19In the Matter of:​ Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance Relative to Acts or Conducts or Federal Property Violative of Rules and Regulations Governing Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, a United States Military Installation. (CVB Schedule)2/16/1979​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
20In the Matter of:​ Space Requirements for the United States District Court2/23/1979​​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
21In the Matter of:​ Prisoners' Petitions, Motions and Civil Rights Complaints.4/23/1979​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
22In the Matter of:​ Adoption of Rule 118 into the Local Bankruptcy Rules of this Court.10/10/1979​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
23In the Matter of:​ Providing for the Hours When the Office of the Clerk Shall be Open for the Public Transaction of Business.11/13/1979​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
24In the Matter of: ​The Designation of Helen Holly as Alternate Certifying Officer.12/7/1979​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
25In the Matter of: Courtroom Security (weapons).​3/30/198011/13/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
26In the Matter of: Costs Bonds on Appeal.​4/3/1980​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
27Division of the Business of the Court.​4/11/1980​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
28In the Matter of: Civil Cover Sheets.​7/1/1980​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
29In the Matter of: Cost Bonds on Removal​.8/8/1980​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
30In the Matter of: The Use of Photography, Radio, Television Equipment and Tape Recorders in the Courtrooms and Their Environs.​12/2/19806/4/1981​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
31In the Matter of: Preserving Confidentiality of Presentence Reports and Records.​5/5/19814/1/1988​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 76No Longer in Effect
32In the Matter of:​ The Service of Civil Process.6/17/198112/7/1981​​No longer in effect Rescinded by order of 09/05/1984No Longer in Effect
33In the Matter of:​ The Issuance of Subpoenas at Request of Federal Public Defender Pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 17(b).7/17/1981​​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
34In the Matter of:​ Amendment to the Local Rules. (Rule 25 - Investment of Funds on Deposit in the Registry Account.)​12/7/1981​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
35In the Matter of:​ The Adoption of Rule 118 to the Bankruptcy Rules of the Local Rules of this Court.12/23/1982​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
36In the Matter of:​ The Pretrial Services Act of 1982, Title 18, United States Code, § 3152.1/24/19834/5/1983​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
37In the Matter of:​ Dismissal of Appeals Not Filed in Conformity with the Ninth Circuit Order Establishing Appellate Review Procedures in Bankruptcy Cases.3/10/1983​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
38Number not usedNot Used
39In Re: Trial of Misdemeanor Cases.​8/23/1983No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986​No Longer in Effect
40In the Matter of: Assignment of Additional Duties to United States Magistrates with Regard to Pen Registers and Technical Assistance Orders.8/31/1983No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986​No Longer in Effect
41In the Matter of: A Work Emergency (and authorization for carryover annual leave for Preston Bluiett, Jr., Deputy Clerk).​12/1/1983No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986​No Longer in Effect
42In the Matter of: The Amendment of Rule 118 of the Bankruptcy Rules of the Local Rules of this Court.​4/2/19846/22/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
43In the Matter of: The Reproduction of Records on Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.​5/1/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
44In the Matter of: Civil Case Management.​5/22/198411/6/1984No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
45In the Matter of: The Barring of W. J. Lenhart from the Judicial Investiture Ceremony of June 8, 1984.​6/8/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
46In the Matter of: The Temporary Appointment of the Employees of the United States Bankruptcy Court to the Staff of the United States District Court. ​6/28/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
47In the Matter of: Firearms and the Use of Photography, Radio, Television Equipment and Tape Records in the Elko Convention Center and Its Environs​.7/2/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
48In the Matter of: Reference of Matters to the United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada.​7/30/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
49In the Matter of:​ Authorizing National Park Service Personnel to Accept Prescribed Bail and Conditionally Release Certain Violators and Offenders and to Set a Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Personal Appearance Relative to Violations of Federal Regulations Applicable at the Lehman Caves National Monument. (CVB Schedule)​9/5/1984​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 60, filed 04/23/1987No Longer in Effect
50In the Matter of:​ Referring Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings to Bankruptcy Judges and Authorizing Bankruptcy Appeals to be Decided by the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.9/21/19845/15/1985​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
52In the Matter of:​ The Limitation on the Length of Points and Authorities and the Requirement for an Index and Table of Authorities.11/19/1984​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
54In the Matter of:​ A Work Emergency (and authorization for carryover annual leave for James R. Chamberlain, Law Clerk).4/12/1985​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
55In Re:​ The Requirement to Provide a Form of Order with Stipulations, Ex Parte Motions and all other Motions in Civil and Bankruptcy Cases Only.​7/11/19858/28/1985​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 07/01/1986No Longer in Effect
56In Re:​ Amendment to Local Rules 4(b) and (e) of the Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, effective November 13, 1973.4/21/1986​No longer in effect Expired close of business on 06/30/1986 per language contained in the Special OrderNo Longer in Effect
57In the Matter of:​ The Graduates of the Nevada School of Law, Old College, Who Have Passed the Nevada State Bar Examination.5/1/1986​No longer in effect Expired 08/31/1988 per language contained in the Special OrderNo Longer in Effect
58In the Matter of:​ Page Rates for Court Transcripts and the Sale of Transcripts on Diskette.10/22/19863/21/2003​No longer in effect Superseded by General Order 2007-02No Longer in Effect
61In the Matter of:​ Adoption of Interim Rules for Chapter 12 Bankruptcy Proceedings.5/1/1987​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 02/01/1992No Longer in Effect
63In Re:​ The Handling of Matters Pursuant to Chapter 500 of the Local Rules.7/24/1987​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
64In the Matter of:​ The Division of Case Assignments.8/7/19873/1/1999​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
65In the Matter of:​ Conduct in Courtrooms and Environs.10/20/19879/12/1988​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 02/01/1992No Longer in Effect
66In Re:​ Proceedings Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984.2/18/19889/19/1988​​No longer in effect Superseded by Special Order No. 76No Longer in Effect
67In the Matter of:​ Admission of Resident Government Attorneys.9/12/1988​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
69In the Matter of:​ The Waiver of Certain Requirements Contained in Local Rule 215(l).2/8/1989​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 02/01/1992No Longer in Effect
70In the Matter of:​ Certain Provisions of Local Rule 215(h).6/13/1989​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 02/01/1992No Longer in Effect
71In the Matter of:​ The Fee for the Handling and Servicing of Interest-Bearing Accounts or Instruments Held in the Registry of the United States District Court.6/27/198912/7/1990​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 02/01/1992No Longer in Effect
72In the Matter of:​ Compensation for Appointed Counsel Providing Death Penalty Representation.3/12/19902/9/1998​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
73In the Matter of:​ The Redistribution of the Pending Civil Caseload.8/27/1990​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
74In the Matter of:​ Authorization for Pretrial Services to conduct Urinalysis in Connection with Pretrial Services Investigations.1/14/1991​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
76In Re:​ Sentencing Proceedings.7/1/1991​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 06/01/1995No Longer in Effect
78In the Matter of:​ Applications for Extensions of Time Relative to Motions Filed in Civil Actions.9/13/1991​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 06/01/1995No Longer in Effect
79In Re:​ The Appointment of Standing Committee on Local Rules.12/13/199112/16/1992​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
80In the Matter of:​ A Memorial Service for Bruce R. Thompson, Senior United States District Judge for the the District of Nevada.3/23/19925/28/1992​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
81In the Matter of: The Resolution of Emergency Discovery Disputes.​4/23/1992​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 06/01/1995No Longer in Effect
82In the Matter of: The Establishment of a Restricted Smoking Policy for Petit Jurors within the District of Nevada.​11/12/1992​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
83Order Appointing Special Study Committee on Pro Se and Prisoner Litigation.​11/8/1993​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
84Order Appointing Ad Hoc Committee on the Stacked and Master Trial Calendar Systems.​11/8/1993​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
85Order Continuing Certain Local Rules of Practice in Effect Prior to December 1, 1993.​12/1/1993​No longer in effect Rescinded per local rules adopted 06/01/1995No Longer in Effect
87In Re: The Appointment of Lance S. Wilson, Clerk of Court.​2/6/1995​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
88Special Order Regarding Changes to the Partial Filing Fee Plan for Individuals Granted Leave to Proceed in Forma Pauperis​.8/10/1995​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
89In Re: PRO SE PRISONER LITIGATION.​8/10/1995​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
92In the Matter of: Return of Surrendered Passports Upon Conviction to the State Department.​3/14/1996​No longer in effect Superseded by General Order No. 2006-04No Longer in Effect
93Ordering Adopting Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group Annual Docket Assessment 1994.​4/1/1996​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
94In the Matter of:​ Motions Requesting a Continuance, Extension of Time, or Order Shortening Time.​4/2/1996​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted 05/01/1998No Longer in Effect
95In Re: Firearms Policy​.10/11/199611/27/2000​No longer in effect Rescinded by court order dated 08/27/2003No Longer in Effect
96In the Matter of:​ The Assignment of a United States Magistrate Judge Designation to Cases Pending in the Unofficial Northern Division.5/13/1996​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
97Ordering Adopting Civil​ Justice Reform Act Advisory Group Annual Docket Assessment 1995.11/22/1996​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
98In the Matter of:​ The Holding of Oral Arguments on Motions for Summary Judgment.11/20/1996​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted 05/01/1998No Longer in Effect
99In the Matter of:​ Designation of Retained Counsel in Criminal Cases.12/16/1996​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted 05/01/1998No Longer in Effect
100In the Matter of:​ Non-Lawyer Bankruptcy Petition Preparers.3/12/1997​No longer in effect Replaced by LR 9011No Longer in Effect
101In re:​ Access to Courthouse by Visitors to Congressional Offices.​9/23/1997​No longer in effect Vacated by HDM on 11/01/2000No Longer in Effect
102In the:​ Early Neutral Evaluation Program.12/19/1997​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rule LR 16-6 adopted 05/01/2006No Longer in Effect
103Ordering Adopting​ Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group Annual Docket Assessment 1996.12/10/1997​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
104In the Matter of:​ The Appointment of Valerie P. Cooke United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada.9/24/1999​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
105In the Matter of:​ The Requirement to Complete and Return Questionnaires Related to the Court's Early Neutral Evaluation Program.1/13/2000​No longer in effect Deemed moot by the court in General Order No. 2005-01 filed 03/01/2005No Longer in Effect
107In the Matter of:​ Adopting Temporary Local Rules. (Local Rules IA 10-1 & 10-2)2/5/2004​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules IA 10-1 and 10-2No Longer in Effect
108In the Matter of: Adopting a Policy on Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Case Files.7/1/2004​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted 05/01/2016. Incorporated into Local Rules Part IC.No Longer in Effect
109In Re: AUTHORIZATION FOR CONVERSION TO CASE MANAGEMENT/ELECTRONIC CASE FILING (CM/ECF).9/30/2005​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted 05/01/2016. Incorporated into Local Rules Part IC.No Longer in Effect
110In Re:​ ADOPTION OF INTERIM BANKRUPTCY RULES​.10/14/2005​No longer in effect Rescinded per Local Rules adopted in 05/01/2006No Longer in Effect