Marlie Blaise joined Virginia & Ambinder, LLP as an Associate in 2018. Prior to joining, Marlie served as a judicial extern at the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission where she assisted hearing officers with drafting recommended orders following labor and employment hearings. She also assisted the General Counsel with assessing the sufficiency of petitions. Prior to that experience, Marlie served as a law clerk at the Florida Department of Financial Services in the compliance bureau, where she worked on litigation matters in the workers’ compensation division. Marlie was also an intern at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) national office in NYC where she worked on several civil rights matters. While in law school, Marlie served as a legal intern at the FSU College of Law Public Interest Law Center where she worked primarily in the Family Law Clinic, advocating for indigent clients in divorce and child support proceedings.
Marlie is a 2018 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section honored Marlie Blaise as the 2017-2018 Outstanding Labor and Employment Law Student Scholarship Recipient. Marlie was also awarded the Calvin Patterson Civil Rights Endowed Scholarship in 2017. During law school, Marlie was a member of the FSU College of Law Moot Court team where she competed in and won first place at the Bryant-Moore Civil Rights Moot Court competition in 2017 and also came in as a semi-finalist at the Gabrielli Family Law Moot Court competition in 2018. In addition to being a member of the Moot Court team, Marlie also held various positions on the Moot Court executive board, serving first as the Editorial Chair and subsequently as the Intramural Competition Co-Chair.