Mary Cay Blanks Retires After 37 Years of Public Service at the Third District Court of Appeal

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Mary Cay Blanks, Clerk of the Third District Court of Appeal on her well-deserved retirement after 37 years of remarkable public service, including 21 years as Clerk of this Court. 

Ms. Blanks served as a Deputy Clerk from 1982 to 1984. She then served as the Judicial Assistant to Chief Judge Alan R. Schwartz for four years. From 1988 to 1998 she served as Chief Deputy Clerk. And in September 1998, Mary Cay Blanks was selected by the Judges of this Court as the Clerk of the Third District Court of Appeal. She has served with great distinction as the Clerk of this Court for 21 years. 

Mary Cay Blanks received her degree in the Legal Assistant Program from Miami Dade Community College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. 

Ms. Blanks served as a member of the Supreme Court Commission on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability from 2002 to 2016, and the Florida Courts Technology Commission from 2007 to 2017. She has also served as a member of the Electronic Filing Committee from 2006 to 2007 and the Supreme Court Judicial Branch Records Management Workgroup from 2004 to 2005. 

The Third District Court of Appeal thanks Mary Cay for her tireless efforts, steadfast guidance and exceptional leadership. We wish her Godspeed.