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FILED
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IN THE JUSTICE COURT OF RENO TOWNSHIP
COUNTY OF WASHOE, STATE OF NEVADA
IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE MATTER OF:
DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY
ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN,
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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2013-06
15 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN is a party to several cases in this Court;
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17 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN regularly submits documents to the
18 Court which fail to include a case number in the caption or list multiple cases in the caption; and
19 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN regularly submits documents to the
20 Court which fail to include a certifcate of service or clearly state an exception to the ex parte
21 rule; and
22 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN regularly submits documents to the
23 Court which are copies of documents previously fled with the Court that have been redacted or
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25 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN regularly submits documents to the
26 Court which are not legible or otherwise fail to clearly state the relief requested; and
27 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN regularly requests copies of transcripts
28 or documents from the Court which have been previously provided;
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1 WHEREAS, several of the types of documents referenced above are attached hereto; and
2 WHEREAS, citizens, whether or not indigent, have a constitutional right to access to the
3 courts with the protection of due process of law; ad
4 WHEREAS, flings by pro se petitioners, "however inartfully pleaded, " are held "to less
5 stringent standards than formal pleadings drafed by lawyers. " Haines v. Kerer, 404 U.S. 519,
6 520, 92 S. Ct. 594, 30 L. Ed. 2d 652 (1972); and
7 WHERAS, "a litigant's right to access the courts in proper person ad with in forma
8 pauperis status is not without limits", See Jordan v. State ex reI. Dept. of Motor Vehicles & Pub.
9 Safety, 110 P.3d 30, 44 (2005), abrogated on other grounds by Buzz Stew, LLC v. City of N. Las
10 Vegas, 181 P.3d 670 (2008); and
11 WHEREAS, pro se litigants must comply with procedural rules. King v. Atiyeh, 814
12 F.2d 565,567 (9th Cir. 1987);
13 WHEREAS, frivolous or vexatious claims and defenses overburden limited judicial
14 resources, hinder the timely resolution of meritorious claims and increase the costs of engaging
15 in business and providing professional services to the public; and
16 WHEREAS, the citizens of this community have a right to a just, speedy, and
1 7 inexpensive determination of every action and this right is infringed if the Court allows a case,
18 civil or criminal, to consume more than its reasonable share of the Court's time. See, United
19 States v. United States Shoe Machinery Cor., 93 F.Supp. 190, 191 (D. Mass.1950)("The Court
2 0 has obligations to other parties who have cases to be heard."); and
21 WHEREAS, courts possess the inherent power to manage proceedings and exercise
22 reasonable control of the conduct of those who appear before them. See, Chambers v. Nasco,
23 Inc., 501 U.S. 32 (1991) and Jordan v. State ex reI. Dept. of Motor Vehicles & Pub. Safety, 110
24 P.3d 30, 44 (2005), abrogated on other grounds by Buzz Stew, LLC v. Cit of N. Las Vegas, 181
25 P.3d 670 (2008); and
26 WHEREAS, ACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN was admitted to the Nevada State Bar
27 on March 25, 2005 and later suspended on June 7, 2012;
28 WHEREAS, this Court has previously found in Administrative Order 2012-1 that
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1 ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN has repeatedly caused a disturbance in the fling offce of
2 the Reno Justice Court, disrupted the orderly business of the Court and overburdened the limited
3 judicial resources of this Court thereby hindering the timely resolution of meritorious claims and
4 increasing the costs of engaging in business and providing professional services to the public;
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6 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN has been the subject of disciplinary
7 hearings before the State Ba of Nevada Norther Nevada Disciplinary Board wherein the Board
8 founaMr. Coughlin "committed multiple violations of the Rules of Professional conduct" and
9 that Mr. Coughlin "engaged in bad faith obstruction of the disciplinary process"; and
10 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN has been a paty in cases before the
11 Reno Municipal Court including cases before the Honorable Dorothy Nash Holmes and the
12 Honorable Kenneth Howard wherein Mr. Coughlin was held in contempt of court for failing to
13 follow the Court's orders and directives; and
14 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN has been a party in both civil and
15 criminal matters before this Court including cases before the Honorabl,e Peter Sferrazza, the
16 Honorable Scott Pearson, and the Honorable David Clifon wherein Mr. Coughlin has been
17 admonished for failing to follow the Court's orders and directives; and
18 WHEREAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN is currently the.subject of an Extended
19 Order for Protection against Harassment in the Workplace requested by the Washoe County
20 Public Defender's Ofice, his previous counsel in several cases before this Court; and
21 ,WHERAS, ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN is currently the subject of an Extended
22 Order for Protection Against Harassment in the Workplace requested by the State Bar of Nevada
23 based upon Mr. Coughlin's harassing and disruptive behavior with employees ad offcers of the
24 State Bar; and
25 WHEREAS, to protect the peacefl and effective operation of this Court,
26 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
27 1. ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN shall not submit a document to this Court which
28 does not comply with the attached PROCEDURAL RULES FOR ALL
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1 DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY ZACHARY BARER COUGHLIN TO THE
2 RENO JUSTICE COURT.
3 2. ZACHARY BARER COUGHLIN shall not request a copy of a document or
4 transcript without first fling a Motion which complies with the attached Rules. Any
5 such motion must be supported by an afdavit of COUGHLIN which must address
6 the basis for the request, why simply viewing the document is not sufcient and
7 whether the document has been previously provided to him.
8 3. Any violation of this Order may be considered contempt of court and punished
9 pursuant to NRS Chapter 22 by a fne of up to $500 andlor incarceration for up to 25
10 days in the Washoe County Detention Facility.
11 3. This Order is effective upon personal service upon Mr. Coughlin.
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Dated this /L-day of August, 2013.
Chief Justice of the Peace
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PROCEDURAL RULES FOR ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED BY
ZACHARY BARKER COUGHLIN TO THE RENO JUSTICE COURT
All documents submitted by Zachary Barker Coughlin must meet the following rules:
(a) All pleadings and papers presented for fling must be fat, unfolded, frmly bound
together at the top, on white paper of standard quality, not less than 16-lb. weight and
8 112 by 11 inches in size. All papers shall be typewritten or prepared by some other
process that will produce clea and permanent copies equally legible to printing. The
print size shall not be more than 12 points. Carbon or photocopies may not be fled.
Only one side of the paper may be used.
(b) All papers presented for filing, receiving, or lodging with the clerk shall be pre
punched with 2 holes, centered 2 3/4 inches apart and 112 inch to 5/8 inch from the
top edge of the paper. All original papers shall be stamped ORIGINAL between the
punched holes in red ink. The lines on each page must be double spaced. Pages must
be numbered consecutively at the bottom. Lines of pages must be numbered in the lef
margm.
(c) No original pleading or paper shall be amended by making erasures or interlineations
thereon, or by attaching slips thereto, except by leave of the Court.
(d) The following information shall appear upon the frst page of every paper presented
for fling:
(1) M. Coughlin's name, address, and telephone number shall be set forth to the lef
of center of the page beginning at line 1 and shall be single spaced. The space to the right of
center shall be reserved for the fling marks of the clerk.
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
TELEPHONE NUMBER
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. (2) The .title of the Court shall apjear at the center of the page, line 6, below the
mformatlOn reqUIred by paragraph one as follows
I THE JUSTICE COURT OF RENO TOWNSHIP
COUNTY OF WASHOE. STATE OF NEVADA
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(3) The name of the action or proceeding shall appear below the title of the Court in the
space to the lef of center at line 9, e.g.:
JOHN DOE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD ROE,
Defendant.
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(4) In the space to the right of center at lines 11 and 12 shall appear the case number
and the depatment number as follows:
Case No.: RJC 2000 -00000 (Example)
Dept. No.: 1 (Example)
(5) The title of the pleading, motion, or other document must be typed or printed on the
page directly below the names of the parties to the action or proceeding. The title must be
suffcient in description to apprise the respondent and clerk of the nature of the document fled,
or the relief sought, e.g.: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment Against Plaintiff John
Doe; Plaintiffs Motion to Compel Answers to Interrogatories.
(Example)
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
TELEPHONE NUMBER
I THE JUSTICE COURT OF RENO TOWNSHIP
COUNTY OF WASHOE, STATE OF NEVADA
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JOHN DOE,
Plaintiff,
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vs.
RICHARD ROE,
Defendat.

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Case No. RJC 2000-00000
Dept. No.
MOTION, ORDER, REPLY, JUDGMENT, ETC.
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(e) A pleading may not be fled listing multiple case numbers in the caption. Each fling
must be of an original pleading meeting each of these rules.
(f All exhibits attached to pleadings or papers must be 8 112 by 11 inches in size.
Exhibits which are smaller must be affxed to a blank sheet of paper of the appropriate
size. Exhibits which are larger than 8 112 by 11 inches must be reduced to 8 112 by 11
inches or must be folded so as to appea 8 112 by 11 inches in size. All exhibits
atached to pleadings or papers must clearly show the exhibit number at the bottom or
on the right side. Copies of exhibits must be clearly legible and not unnecessarily
voluminous. Original documents must be retained for introduction as exhibits at the
time of a hearing or at the time of trial rather than attached to pleadings.
(g) When a decision of the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada is cited, the citation to
Nevada Reports must be given together with the citation to West's Pacifc Reporter
and the year of the decision. When a decision of an appellate court of any other state
is cited, the citation to West's Regional Reporter System must be given together with
the state and year of the decision. When a decision of the United States Supreme
Court is cited, the United States Reports citation and year of decision must be given.
When a decision of the court of appeals or of a district court or other court of the
United States has been reported in the Federal Reporter System, that citation, court,
and year of decision must be given.
(h) All motions shall contain proof of the service of the same.
(i) Every motion or opposition thereto shall be accompanied by a memorandum of legal
authorities and any exhibits in support of or in opposition to the motion.
G) Except as permitted by the presiding judge, legal memoranda in support of a motion,
opposition, or reply shall not exceed 10 pages, exclusive of exhibits.
(k) Factual contentions involved in any pretrial or post-trial motion shall be initially
presented by Coughlin through an affdavit. Oral testimony may be received at a
hearing with the approval of the Court, or the Court may set the matter for a hearing at
a time in the fture and allow oral examination of the affant to resolve factual issues
shown by the affdavits to be in dispute.
(1) Any afdavit shall identif the affant, the party on whose behalf it is submitted, and
the motion or application to which it pertains and shall be served and filed with the
motion, or opposition to which it relates. Affidavits shall contain only factual,
evidentiary matter, shall conform with the requirements of NRCP 56(e), and shall
avoid mere general conclusions or argument. Affdavits substantially defective in
these respects may be stricken, wholly or in part.
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(m) No motion once heard and disposed of shall be renewed in the sae cause nor shall
the same matters therein embraced be reheard, unless by leave of the Court.
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(n) Coughlin must fle a request for submission if he wishes the Court to consider the
merits of his motion.
(0) Coughlin shall not fle a request for submission of a motion unless the motion was
served on the opposition and they have been afforded at least 10 days to respond.
(P) Decision shall be rendered without oral argument unless oral argument is ordered by
the Court, in which event the individual court depatment shall set a date and time for
hearing.
(q) All discovery motions shall include the afdavit of Coughlin establishing that afer
consultation with opposing counsel, he has been unable to resolve the matter.
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Pursuant to NRCP 5(b), I certif that I a an employee of the Reno Justice Court of the
County of Washoe, State of Nevada; and that on this date I served by hand delivery a tue and
correct copy of Administrative Order 2013-06 on:
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Zachary Barker Coughlin
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DATED this _ of August, 2013.
Bailiff
Reno Justice Court