District Court Rules


All courts have "rules," which describe the procedure courts follow when adjudicating lawsuits or appeals. These rules govern things like how a lawsuit is started, the types and content of documents that can (or must) be filed, the various deadlines that attorneys (and self-represented litigants!) must comply with, etc. Court rules can sometimes be complex, and there may be multiple rules – or even whole sets of rules – that apply in a particular court or to a particular case or situation. But take the time to understand the procedural requirements of your court. You can't win the game if you don't know the rules!

Here are links to some of the rules that might apply to a case in the Eighth Judicial District Court.


The Family Law Self-Help Center does not maintain the court rules available via the links below. Periodically, courts may amend their rules, and those amendments are not incorporated automatically into the rules linked to here. Most rules have information near the top indicating the date through which amendments have been incorporated. For recent amendments to the court rules, see the “Rule Amendments” link on the Nevada Supreme Court homepage, and the "Court Rules & Administrative Orders" section on the Eighth Judicial District Court website.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
Nevada Short Trial Rules
Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution
Nevada Electronic Filing Rules
Rules of the District Court of the State of Nevada
Local Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court
Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure
Supreme Court Rules

Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct
Rules Governing Sealing and Redacting Court Records
Rules Governing the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices
Rules Governing Appearance by Audiovisual Transmission Equipment
Rules Governing the Collection of Fees and Charges
Rules Pertaining to Exhibits Marked and/or Admitted Into Evidence

Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct
Minimum Records of Retention
Foreclosure Mediation Rules

For a complete list of Nevada court rules, visit the Nevada Legislature website.

You might also find information relating to court rules at your local law library or on its website. Visit the Law Libraries page for a listing of law libraries you can access.