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Debbie Oaks – PD Ambassador

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on November 30, 2013


With more than twenty years of corporate and transactional paralegal experience, thirteen of those spent with the Trammell Crow Company, Debbie Oaks is currently an in-house paralegal for NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm headquartered in Las Colinas, Texas. In addition to her paralegal training, she has five years legal recruiting experience, including two years as the Managing Director of NewLine Legal Practice Support.

Debbie is a Past President of the Paralegal Division (PD) of the State Bar of Texas.  She served on the PD Board of Directors as District 2 Director, District 12 Director, Parliamentarian, President-Elect and President (2010-2011).  In 2009, she was honored with the prestigious Paralegal Division Award of Excellence. She served as Chair of the 2011 Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar and currently serves the Division as Vendor Liaison.

Debbie is a Past President (1996-1997) of the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA), where she also served as Executive Director, Membership Vice President, NFPA Primary Representative and Scholarship Chair. Debbie was selected as the DAPA Paralegal of the Year in 2005, DAPA Volunteer of the Year in 2005 and received the DAPA President’s Award in 2007.

She currently serves on the Educational Advisory Board of Kaplan College – Dallas and is a member in good standing of DAPA, NFPA and the PD.

Debbie currently lives in Flower Mound with her sons, Spencer and Reed, where she is an active participant and supporter of the Lamar Middle School PTA, Marcus High School AFJROTC Parent Association and numerous local non-profit community service agencies.

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