Central Compliance Part (CCP)
Supreme Court of the State of New York, Kings County
360 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Courtroom Phone #: 347-296-1626
What is CCP?
CCP is the Central Compliance Part of Kings County. All compliance conferences, final conferences, and discovery motions are held/heard in CCP. Compliance conferences are the opportunity to check the status of discovery in a pending matter and create an order memorializing a new discovery schedule. Discovery motions are motions made against a party (or parties) for failure to provide outstanding discovery.
CCP Calendar Calls
First call: 10:45 a.m.
Second (default) call: 11:45 a.m.
Conferences and motions begin at 9:30 a.m. in CCP. There are two calendars outside of courtroom 282, a conference calendar and a motion calendar. Find your case on the calendar, circle your firm's name, and not the case's calendar number. Call out your case name or your adversary's firm name. If you are there for a conference begin filling out a compliance conference order form. If you are there for a motion and can come to an agreement and stipulate to resolve the motion, fill out a short form order. Where you can come to an agreement, but the completed orders in the respective "on consent" baskets (face down) in the front. The orders will be sent to the judge (typically Judge Silber) to be signed. Wait for the returned orders which will be called out when ready by the court officer (anticipate a long wait). If you cannot come to an agreement, place an order form with the caption and any terms you can agree on in the respective baskets (face down) for a conference. A referee will call your case and it will be conferenced before the referee. The referee only has the power to mediate between the parties and try to get them to come to an agreement. Otherwise, the matter must be referred to and argued before a judge. This will likely not occur on the appearance date but sometime in the future. If the referee can get all parties to come to to an agreement, the order will be sent to the judge to be signed and you must wait for the signed order.
The first calendar call is at 10:45 a.m. When your case is called state whether you are plaintiff or defendant and your firm's name. If you are appearing for a motion state whether you are the movant, in opposition or have no position.
The second calendar call is at 11:45 a.m. and is the default call.
For a conference, if the plaintiff does not appear for the second call, the case will be marked administratively disposed. (Please note this is an administrative disposal and the plaintiff may move at any time to restore the case to the active calendar.) If a defendant does not appear for the second call of the conference calendar, the plaintiff may draft a compliance conference order which will be signed by the judge.
For a motion, if the movant does not appear for the second calendar, the motion will be marked off and no relief will be granted. The movant will have to make another motion seeking that relief. If the party whom the motion is made against does not appear for the second calendar call, the motion will be granted on default and the movant may write an order to be signed by the judge.
If you would like to request an adjournment, you may either make an application during the calendar calls or request one from the clerks before or after the call. In the front of the courtroom, there is a large cubicle with the motion and conference clerks. With all parties, wait in the line on the right side of the courtroom to request an adjournment from either the motion or conference clerk. Each clerk will call either "motion" or "conference," when you are next in line and the appropriate clerk is available, you may request your adjournment. Kings County and CCP in particular is very generous in granting adjournments so it will likely be granted.
Be Prepared to Wait!
The best advice that can be given about CCP is be prepared to wait. Because no one absolutely has to be there until 11:45 and the first call isn't even until 10:45, very few attorneys show up at 9:30. That being said it can take a very long time for orders to be signed--sometimes as late as 1 or 2! So the sooner all parties arrive and get an order in the basket to be signed, the sooner you can get out of there. Also, you cannot request an adjournment during the calendar call and the call can be long so if you are only requesting an adjournment, you want to make sure to get that request in before the call and the line can be long. The best course of action is to coordinate with the other parties what time you will arrive or at least try to get there by 10:00-10:15.