Total Credits: 1.0 CLE, 0.5 Ethics
Paul G. Ulrich, an Arizona appellate lawyer and author of the Arizona Appellate Handbook’s chapter on “Managing an Appellate Practice,” will discuss civil appeal management issues and strategies beyond briefing and oral argument. His topics include decision-point theory and practice; the litigation-appeal connection; redefining appellate practice; management’s importance; developing a personal management approach; working with litigation teams using positive, systems-based management strategies for a better record and possible settlements, to succeed on legal and procedural issues as well as the merits, and to become the appellee if there’s an appeal; deciding whether to appeal; appellate fee agreements; creating a firm-wide management system to provide higher-quality appellate services; and finding greater satisfaction in law practice.
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Paul G. Ulrich was substantially involved in over 600 appeals, beginning with Miranda v. Arizona (U.S. 1966), during his 46-year career as an Arizona appellate lawyer. He was an associate and a partner at Lewis and Roca from 1965 until he started his own firm in 1985. His practice focused on Arizona and federal civil appeals, and related litigation. He also was a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and College of Law Practice Management until he retired from active law practice in 2012. Paul has written or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters, and spoken at many legal seminars, primarily about appellate practice and law practice management. He was the Arizona Appellate Handbook’s general co-editor and a contributor from its inception in 1976 until 2000. He continued as co-author of its “Civil Appeals” chapter and author of its “Managing an Appellate Practice” chapter until 2015. He also wrote an introduction to Arizona Appellate Handbook 2.0 (2021), describing the prior Handbook’s history and its influence in creating publications for lawyers nationally. He edited and was a co-author of Federal Appellate Practice: Ninth Circuit (Thomson Reuters-West 1994, 2d ed. 1999, 2008 Supp.). He also wrote, “How to Build and Manage an Appellate Practice,” for Appellate Practice in Federal and State Courts (Law Journal Press 2011, 2018 Supp.).
Amy D. Sells is an appellate practitioner at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., handling federal and state appeals on a range of issues. In addition to appeals, Amy specializes in preparing and arguing major and dispositive motions. She is a certified CLE presenter through the State Bar of Arizona, and a member of the State Bar of Arizona Appellate Practice Executive Council.
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Amy Sells is an appellate practitioner at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., handling federal and state appeals on a range of issues. In addition to appeals, Amy specializes in preparing and arguing major and dispositive motions. She is a certified CLE presenter through the State Bar of Arizona, and speaks on topics relating to appellate practice and legal writing.