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First Judicial District - Jefferson County Judge

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Honorable Tina L. Olsen

Retention year: 2000
Recommendation: Retain

The First Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Tina L. Olsen BE RETAINED.

Judge Olsen was appointed to the Jefferson County Court in September 1997. Prior to her appointment, she served as a Magistrate for ten and one-half years in Jefferson County.

Of the attorneys surveyed 68% favored retention, 18% favored non-retention and 15% had no opinion. Of the non-attorneys surveyed 82% favored retention, 7% favored non-retention and 11% had no opinion.

The attorneys that responded rated her as average to above average in all categories. The primary criticism from attorneys was her control of her staff. The staff's inefficiency and poor work habits caused many time delays and communication problems. Judge Olsen responded to the commission that she would correct the problems.

The Commission has concerns about her knowledge and application of the law based on the survey results. Judge Olsen indicated that she has the desire and capacity to continue in her skill development.