The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued new guidance regarding the filing of sensitive documents.

According to the court’s website, “The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts recently provided notice of a national breach of the CM/ECF system and called upon courts to implement new security procedures to protect a category of highly sensitive documents (‘HSDs’). In response to this call, the District of Nevada will require parties to file HSDs outside of the Court’s CM/ECF system. The following instructions apply only to the filing of HSDs after January 15, 2021, and do not change the procedures for filing sealed documents that do not meet the definition of HSDs. Classified documents will continue to be handled in accordance with existing statutes and procedures.”

For more information, see the court’s highly sensitive document instructions.