Irma Shepler was born and raised in Lubbock and graduated from Estacado High School before attending TTU. She served 23 years as Executive Assistant in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Irma retired from the OAG in 2008. She was then hired as Director of the Lubbock Special Needs Defender Office (LSNDO) to start up the non-profit created by the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. The LSNDO was awarded the Best Practices Award in 2011 by the Texas Association of Counties under Irma’s directorship. She has served as Office Manager/Legal Assistant for the TTU LAW’s Caprock Regional Public Defender Office since 2012. The office was relocated to the Law Clinic’s suite in 2014 where Irma currently serves as the Office Manager/ Legal Assistant for the CRPDO and assists with all the Clinics.