Shirley Olson received her BA in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in 1994 and her Master’s of Public Administration in 2000.  She began her career with the court system as a Deputy Clerk of Court in Seminole County.  She then was employed as Seminole County Probation Officer and managed a private probation agency in Volusia County for several years before assuming her position as Criminal Court Services Manager for the 7th Judicial Circuit in June 2005.  In this capacity Shirley works closely with the Court Administrator and judges assigned to a criminal division.  She is also responsible for the oversight of the Volusia County Pretrial Services program and the Court Interpreting, Court Reporting, and Digital Court Reporting departments for the circuit which comprises 4 counties.  She is a member of the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies and the Association of Pretrial Professionals of Florida.  She also participates in the Public Safety Coordinating Councils for the circuit, as well as the Probation Advisory Committee and Domestic Violence Committee.  She is currently completing the Certified Court Manager program through the National Center for State Courts and serves as the project manager for the Remote Court Interpreting project and the development and implementation of the Criminal Court Case Management system.

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