Attorney Admissions:

Pro hac vice applications have to be notarized and require a wet signature by the attorney applying for admission. Electronic signatures are only for attorneys who have been admitted to practice and are a registered “filer” in the court’s electronic filing system. See LR IA 11-2 and LR IC 2-1 for more details.

For attorneys admitted in Nevada and maintaining Nevada offices:

  1. Complete a Motion for Admission to Practice;
  2. Present the motion with the appropriate fee personally to the clerk’s office (please make checks payable to Clerk, US District Court);
  3. Be sworn in and sign the register.

See Local Rule LR IA 11-1.

For admission to practice in a particular case:

  1. Complete a  Verified Petition for Permission to Practice in This Case Only by Attorney Not Admitted to the Bar of This Court and Designation of Local Counsel attaching a certification of good standing;
  2. Send the completed form to the clerk’s office with the appropriate fee or have local counsel electronically file.

See Local Rule LR IA 11-2.

To request a Certificate of Good Standing:

Mail a request for a Certificate of Good Standing with payment of $20. (Check or money order made payable to US District Court.)

If an expedited Certificate of Good Standing is needed, call 702-464-5456, and the certificate can be prepared and picked up at the Las Vegas Intake Window in the Clerk’s Office once payment is received.

Credit card payments are accepted at the Intake Window in the Clerk’s Office; credit card payments are not accepted over-the-phone.

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.

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 pacer.uscourts.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.

Clerk’s Office:

The employees at the court are here to assist you. We strive to provide you with the highest level of service possible. The main number for the Las Vegas Clerk’s Office is 702-464-5400. The main number for the Reno Clerk’s Office is 775-686-5800.

The help desk number for assistance with electronic filing in CM/ECF is 702-464-5555 for Las Vegas and 775-686-5800 for Reno, or toll free at 1-888-674-2323.

You may search the court’s records in person at the clerk’s office in Las Vegas and Reno during regular business hours at no charge.

Access to the court’s records is also available via the Internet through PACER, a web-based system that provides access to electronic federal case dockets and filings at the per-page fee established by the Judicial Conference of the United States.

You may submit a written request for the clerk’s office to search our records for a name or case by completing a Copy and Service Request form available on our website. The clerk’s office is required to charge a fee for each name or case searched.

The fee for court staff to reproduce any record or paper is $0.50 per page. You may request copies of court documents by completing a Copy and Service Request form.

Copies produced from PACER or the court’s public terminal are $.10 per page.

Fee Schedule

The clerk’s office can:

  • explain and answer questions about how the court works;
  • provide phone numbers for local legal services;
  • provide court calendars and forms; and
  • provide access to the electronic case file at the public lobby terminal.

The clerk’s office cannot:

  • give legal advice such as if you should or should not file a case;
  • calculate deadlines for your case absent what is on the public docket;
  • interpret laws or court orders;
  • assist with writing pleadings and filings; and
  • communicate with the Judge on your behalf or allow you talk to the Judge outside of a court hearing.

Electronic 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.

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 or your primary email address has changed, please contact the Help Desk in Las Vegas at 702-464-5555 or 1-888-674-2323 for further instructions.

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.

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)).

Jurors Las Vegas:

Smoking is banned in Federal buildings. Therefore, smoking is not permitted in this courthouse. Jurors may smoke in the designated smoking area during breaks.

JURY OFFICE
702-464-5600, option #0 (Calls will be returned as soon as possible)
866-546-0513, option #0 (Toll Free)
702-464-5600, option #3 (Reporting Message)

FAX
702-464-5611

EMAIL
jury_vegas@nvd.uscourts.gov

​Please be advised pursuant to United States Code, Title 28, Section 1866(g), “Any person summoned for jury service who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the district court to appear forthwith and show cause for his failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with a summons may be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned not more than three days, or both.”

Please be advised pursuant to United States Code, Title 28, Section 1866(g), “Any person summoned for jury service who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the district court to appear forthwith and show cause for his failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with a summons may be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned not more than three days, or both.”

If you LIVE 80 MILES or more (one way) from the Courthouse please call the Jury Office (702) 464-5600, press 0, for additional information regarding travel and per diem payments.

A strict DRESS CODE is enforced. Shorts, T-shirts, halter tops, caps, hats, sunglasses (unless prescribed for indoor use), torn or cut clothing or any other brief attire are not permitted to be worn in the courtroom.

You MAY NOT bring weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and knitting needles), pepper spray, or newspapers into the Courthouse.

You MAY bring cellular phones, laptop computers, PDAs books, magazines and work related paperwork. All items brought into the Courthouse are subject to search and ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES must be in working order and MUST be turned OFF while in the courtroom.

Food and drink is NOT PERMITTED in the courtroom, unless previously approved by the Jury Office (medical reasons, etc.)

The doors of the Lloyd D. George U. S. Courthouse open at 7:30 a.m. Please schedule your arrival time accordingly to avoid waiting outside the building.

A PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED to enter the Courthouse.

Questions should be directed to the Jury Office, (702) 464-5600, press 0. You may leave a message at any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

The United States District Court, for the District of Nevada, is engaged in a “One Day or One Trial” jury selection process. When a prospective juror is summoned to appear and reports for jury selection he or she has fulfilled their “one day” appearance requirement regardless of whether they are selected or not.

If prospective jurors are selected to participate in the trial, they will have fulfilled their “one trial” requirement at the conclusion of the trial.

After making one appearance, or upon completion of the trial for which they have been impaneled, jurors may be excused from federal jury service for a period of two years.

Jurors are paid an attendance fee of $50.00 per day in addition to round trip mileage from their homes to the Court.

Those jurors who, due to distance, have traveled the day before the reporting date, or who will remain overnight while serving as a juror, will be paid a subsistence fee for each day. To receive the subsistence fee the juror must complete an affidavit and return it to the clerk the first day of service. The clerk will provide the juror with the affidavit.

You may call the Jury Office for the exact subsistence fee:
Las Vegas (702) 464-5600
Reno (775) 686-5847

Jurors’ checks are issued within two weeks of the conclusion of jury service.

COMPLETE and SUBMIT your Qualification Questionnaire within ten (10) DAYS through eJuror.
The court understands that not all prospective jurors have access to a computer. You may wish to have someone with internet access (friend/family member) help you or you may use your local library’s public computer terminals to access the eJuror system. If none of these options are available to you a paper copy of the questionnaire can be mailed to you. You must complete and return the paper questionnaire at your own expense, and it must be returned immediately – within five (5) days.

The Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse is located at 333 Las Vegas Blvd, South, on the east side of the street between Bridger and Clark Streets.
The Fremont Experience Parking Garage (Allright Sierra Parking Garage) is located between Las Vegas Blvd. and Carson Streets; Fremont and 4th Streets, (1 block north of the Courthouse) Enter from 4th Street (4th Street is a one-way street running south to north).

Bring your jury summons with you as entry to the parking facility may be limited to those people appearing for jury duty.
Bring your parking ticket to Court for validation.
No juror should be parked at a meter unless instructed by the Court. You will not be allowed to leave jury section to put additional money in the meter.
Jurors may leave the parking facility throughout the day. A new ticket will be issued upon reentry. Bring this additional ticket to the court for validation.

HANDICAP PARKING is available if your are selected to serve on a jury. It is not available the day of jury selection. If you are selected to serve on a jury and require handicap parking please contact the jury office at 702-464-5627.

The Southern Division of Nevada draws their prospective jurors from the registered voters of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, and Nye Counties. A random system is used for issuance of questionnaires and summons.

RESPOND to your Summons for Jury Service within five (5) DAYS through eJuror.

POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS may be made using eJuror. Questions should be directed to the Jury Administrator’s Office at (702) 464-5600, press 0.

HARDSHIP EXCUSE REQUESTS may be made through the eJuror system. You must RESPOND to your summons before you will be allowed to request an excuse. If you do not wish to request an excuse through eJuror you may submit a written request using any of the following methods. Include your name, daytime phone number and participant number. Excuse request are NOT granted by phone.

EMAIL jury_vegas@nvd.uscourts.gov
FAX 702-464-5611
MAIL to the address in the upper left corner of your summons.
DO NOT ASSUME YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN GRANTED UNTIL
YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM THE COURT.

Jurors Reno:

Smoking is banned in Federal buildings. Therefore, smoking is not permitted in this courthouse. Jurors may smoke in the designated smoking area during breaks.

JURY OFFICE
775-686-5847, option #0 (Calls will be returned as soon as possible)
866-546-0513, option #0 (Toll Free)
775-686-5847, option #3 (Reporting Message)

FACSIMILE
775-686-5613

​Please be advised pursuant to United States Code, Title 28, Section 1866(g), “Any person summoned for jury service who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the district court to appear forthwith and show cause for his failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with a summons may be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned not more than three days, or both.”

Please be advised pursuant to United States Code, Title 28, Section 1866(g), “Any person summoned for jury service who fails to appear as directed shall be ordered by the district court to appear forthwith and show cause for his failure to comply with the summons. Any person who fails to show good cause for noncompliance with a summons may be fined not more than $1000 or imprisoned not more than three days, or both.”

If you LIVE 80 MILES or more (one way) from the Courthouse please call the Jury Office (775) 686-5847, press 0, for additional information regarding travel and per diem payments.

A strict DRESS CODE is enforced. Shorts, T-shirts, halter tops, caps, hats, sunglasses (unless prescribed for indoor use), torn or cut clothing or any other brief attire are not permitted to be worn in the courtroom.

You MAY NOT bring weapons of any kind (including pocket knives and knitting needles), pepper spray, or newspapers into the Courthouse.

You MAY bring cellular phones, laptop computers, PDAs books, magazines and work related paperwork. All items brought into the Courthouse are subject to search and ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES must be in working order and MUST be turned OFF while in the courtroom.

Food and drink is NOT PERMITTED in the courtroom, unless previously approved by the Jury Office (medical reasons, etc.)

The doors of the Bruce R. Thompson U. S. Courthouse open at 7:30 a.m. Please schedule your arrival time accordingly to avoid waiting outside the building.

A PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED to enter the Courthouse.

Questions should be directed to the Jury Office, (775) 686-5847, press 0. You may leave a message at any time and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

The United States District Court, for the District of Nevada, is engaged in a “One Day or One Trial” jury selection process. When a prospective juror is summoned to appear and reports for jury selection he or she has fulfilled their “one day” appearance requirement regardless of whether they are selected or not.

If prospective jurors are selected to participate in the trial, they will have fulfilled their “one trial” requirement at the conclusion of the trial.

After making one appearance, or upon completion of the trial for which they have been impaneled, jurors may be excused from federal jury service for a period of two years.

PARKING is provided, and located directly across from the Courthouse; However, the Entrance to the garage is on SIERRA STREET (next to “Pegs Eggs”) “PUBLIC PARKING”.

You must go up the ramp to receive your parking ticket. (maximum vehicle height is 6’7″). Bring your ticket with you for Validation. You will have to find parking if your vehicle will not fit.

DO NOT PARK AT METERS.

HANDICAP PARKING: Please call the jury office 3 business days prior to reporting for instructions.

Jurors are paid an attendance fee of $50.00 per day in addition to round trip mileage from their homes to the Court.

Those jurors who, due to distance, have traveled the day before the reporting date, or who will remain overnight while serving as a juror, will be paid a subsistence fee for each day. To receive the subsistence fee the juror must complete an affidavit and return it to the clerk the first day of service. The clerk will provide the juror with the affidavit.

You may call the Jury Office for the exact subsistence fee:
Las Vegas (702) 464-5600
Reno (775) 686-5847

Jurors’ checks are issued within two weeks of the conclusion of jury service.

COMPLETE and SUBMIT your Qualification Questionnaire within ten (10) DAYS through eJuror.
The court understands that not all prospective jurors have access to a computer. You may wish to have someone with internet access (friend/family member) help you or you may use your local library’s public computer terminals to access the eJuror system. If none of these options are available to you a paper copy of the questionnaire can be mailed to you. You must complete and return the paper questionnaire at your own expense, and it must be returned immediately – within five (5) days.

RESPOND to your Summons for Jury Service within five (5) DAYS through eJuror.

POSTPONEMENT REQUESTS may be made using eJuror. Questions should be directed to the Jury Administrator’s Office at (775) 686-5614, press 0.

HARDSHIP EXCUSE REQUESTS may be made through the eJuror system. You must RESPOND to your summons before you will be allowed to request an excuse. If you do not wish to request an excuse through eJuror you may submit a written request using any of the following methods. Include your name, daytime phone number and participant number. Excuse request are NOT granted by phone.

EMAIL jury_reno@nvd.uscourts.gov.
FAX 775-686-5613
MAIL to the address in the upper left corner of your summons.

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
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278

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.

Holiday Schedule:

The US District Court for the District of Nevada is closed on the following Federal holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Washington’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes legal public holidays for Federal employees. When a holiday falls on a nonworkday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

For specific calendar dates for the current, previous or future year, please visit www.opm.gov.

All other closures due to weather or other events will be announced on the court’s homepage.