Nevada Supreme Court Electronic Filing

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is authorized to e-file with the Nevada Supreme Court?
Only attorneys admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada or Supreme Court settlement judges may e-file documents with the Nevada Supreme Court.

If authorized, how do I e-file with the Nevada Supreme Court?
Go to the Nevada Supreme Court E-filing System website at https://efile.nvsupremecourt.us. Your account must be requested and approved before you can begin e-filing documents.

Are pro se litigants authorized to e-file with the Nevada Supreme Court?
No, not at this time.

What documents can be e-filed?
All documents may be filed electronically, except for sealed or confidential documents.

How do I file sealed or confidential documents?
Presentence Investigation Reports or other sealed or confidential documents must be filed and served by traditional means. The court clerk will not scan or otherwise make such documents available electronically, but will electronically notify counsel of receipt of the sealed or confidential document.

Will the court issue notices, orders or opinions electronically?
Yes. The court clerk may file or issue court documents using either the traditional process or the electronic filing system. Any document processed in the traditional manner, however, will be uploaded to the electronic filing system, and counsel will be notified electronically of the filing.

When will an e-filed document be considered filed?
An electronic document is deemed timely under NRAP 25 if it is electronically transmitted to the court's electronic filing system by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on the date the document is due, provided that the document is accepted by the court clerk upon review. The time of filing is when transmission of the document to the court's server is completed, not when the filing party began the filing process.

How will I know when or if my document was successfully e-filed?
Upon receipt of the transmitted document, the court's electronic filing system will automatically send an email to the filing party that the transmission of the document was completed and the date and time of the document's receipt. The confirmation receipt serves as proof of the filing.

Do I still need to file hard copies of the documents that I e-file?
No. Hard copies of electronic documents are not required to be sent to the court.

When will an e-filed document be available for viewing on the website?
After the clerk's office accepts the document for filing. The electronic filing system automatically endorses the document with the date and time of acceptance and emails a notice of electronic filing to all counsel.

How are electronic documents served?
When the clerk's office accepts a document for filing, the electronic filing system automatically emails a notice to all counsel who are registered e-file users that the document has been filed and is available on the court's electronic filing system. This notice is considered valid and effective service of the document on e-file users and has the same legal effect as service of a paper document.

How do I calculate the deadline for responding to an e-served document?
You calculate the time to respond to an e-served document from the date and time of transmission of the notice of electronic filing. The 3-day mailing rule does not apply if you are a registered e-file user. However, a document served on a day or at a time when the court is not open for business is deemed served on the next judicial day.

Who receives the automatic e-mail notification?
The e-mail notification goes to the e-mail address of the registered attorneys of record who are registered e-file users. It can also go to all email accounts they have listed on their user profiles as recipients of additional notices.

Are there special formatting requirements for e-filed documents?
An electronic document must be submitted in a portable document format (PDF) with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi (dots per inch). Only black text on a white background is permitted. Otherwise, the format of an electronic document must conform to the applicable NRAPs.

Do I need to submit briefs and appendices with a colored cover?
Electronic briefs and appendices are submitted without the colored cover prescribed by the NRAPs. Instead of a cover, the brief must include a cover page produced on a white background.

How will signatures on electronic documents be handled?
A document electronically filed or served is deemed to be signed by the registered user submitting the document. In addition to the information required by the NRAPs, each document must include the registered user's name, telephone number, and email address. Except for stipulations and affidavits, no facsimile, typographical, or digital signature is required on an electronic document.

What happens if there is a technical failure of the court's e-filing system?
You may seek appropriate relief from the court if your filing is untimely due to a technical failure.

What hardware and software will attorneys need to participate in e-filng?
Attorneys will need the following hardware and software to electronically file, view, and retrieve documents in the electronic filing system.
  • A personal computer running a standard platform such as Windows or a Macintosh.
  • Internet service and a compatible browser.
  • Software to convert documents from a word processor format to portable document format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer, as well as certain word processing programs can perform this function.
  • A PDF-compatible word processor like Macintosh or Windows-based versions of WordPerfect and Word.
  • A scanner to transmit documents that are not in your word processing system.
Dated: November 2, 2009

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