State Court Solicitor General Maxine Blackwell 1959 - 2018

Maxine Blackwell served as State Court Solicitor General for 25 years.
Maxine Blackwell served as State Court Solicitor General for 25 years.

State Court Solicitor General Maxine Blackwell has died.

 

A life-long resident of Baldwin County, Blackwell served as Solicitor General since 1992. Governor Zell Miller appointed her to the position.

 

In her role as Solicitor General, Blackwell prosecuted misdemeanor cases and violations of the county code, but over the course of her 25 years in the position, she developed a legacy of advocating for victims of domestic violence and searching for ways to help the people who came before her office.

 

“Our criminal justice system, particularly in state, municipal and probate courts where misdemeanor cases are disposed of, is full of person with much potential who continue to make the same poor choices over and over again,” Blackwell wrote in a 2005 letter of support for a judicial alternative program. “[During my career] I have been privileged to work with judges who share my desire to develop and/or identify alternative sentencing programs that address those aspects of a defendant’s character that most need work so that the criminal justice system does not become a revolving door.”

 

Maxine Blackwell was 58.