Ms. Blackwell assists attorneys in the areas of environmental, land use, local government law and assists in all phases of litigation of federal, state, and administrative matters involving private and governmental clients.
Areas of Practice
Assists attorneys with litigation case management and strategy; gathers, organizes and analyzes discovery documents and exhibits; interviews witnesses; provides manual and computerized litigation support; drafts motions, orders, and discovery requests and responses; and prepares for and assists at depositions and trials.
Responsible for ESI (Electronically Stored Information), document management and coding using specialized legal software.
Conducts public records reviews.
Conducts legal and factual research.
Publications and Presentations
Trial Preparation from Start to Finish: Preparing your Witnesses and Effective Use of Evidence, Institute for Paralegal Education Seminar, May 8, 2016
Trial Preparation from Start to Finish, Institute for Paralegal Education Seminar, January 1, 2012
Organizing Discovery Documents, Institute for Paralegal Education Seminar: Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get (and Stay) Organized, January 1, 2008
Getting and Staying Organized – Creating ‘Best Practices’, Institute for Paralegal Education Seminar: Organization and Time Management Strategies for Paralegals: How to Get the Most Out of Your Day, January 1, 2007
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Member
South Florida Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, Member
The Sedona Conference Working Group 1, Member. The mission of this group is to develop principals, guidance and best practice recommendations for information governance and electronic discovery in litigation.
Organization of Legal Professionals, Member
National Association of Legal Assistants, Member
Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., Member
Palm Beach County Chapter of Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., Member; Parliamentarian, 2015-2017; Chairman of the Community Involvement Committee, 2007-2010; Co-Chair of Holiday Charity Event Committee, 2006-2009
Palm Beach County Justice Association, Member
CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist) awarded by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, 2019
ACP (Advanced Certified Paralegal) in the area of e-discovery, 2018.
ACP (Advanced Certified Paralegal) in the area of trial practices, 2008.
FRP (Florida Registered Paralegal) registered with The Florida Bar, 2008.
CP (Certified Paralegal) awarded by the National Association of Legal Assistants, 2005.
A.S., Degree in Paralegal Studies, with honors, Palm Beach State College, 2005.
President’s List and National Dean’s List