Shirley Bondon is the Manager of the Office of Guardianship and Elder Services at the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The Office is charged with developing policies, programs and services to mitigate the impact the age wave will have on the state court system. Shirley’s work contributed to developing the most comprehensive guardianship training program in the country at the University of Washington, Washington State’s first statewide training program for lay/family guardians and the policies and procedures that guide the Public Guardianship Program.
Prior to becoming the manager of the Office, Shirley was a Senior Court Program Analyst with AOC. During her tenure at AOC, she served as staff liaison to the Interpreter Commission, Courthouse Facilitators, the Superior Court Judges’ Association Equality and Fairness Committee, and the Guardianship and Probate Committee.
She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas, William H. Bowen School of Law, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Texas A and M University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Shirley completed the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs Executive Management Program and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Washington Equal Justice Community Leadership Academy.