Rick Cofer Talks About His Life As Austin Resident

Posted on February 2, 2019

When it comes to law practices in Central Texas, Rick Cofer has a lot of things to share. He serves as a prosecutor in almost a decade, handling cases from drug possession, drunk driving, family violence, sexual assault, robbery, and even murder. He is also active in promoting environment-focused campaigns, including the plastic ban and City of Austin Zero Waste Commission. As of the moment, he is the Vice Chair at City of Austin Parks and Recreation Board. He is also the president of the board of directors of Pease Park Conservancy and Austin Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (Echo).

 

When asked about a recent idea and how he brought it to life, Rick Cofer answered about his endeavor in recycling wastes in Austin parks. He revealed that he got frustrated by the lack of recycling opportunities, so he passed a Parks Board resolution which was approved by the Austin City Council. Now, he is leading a task-force for this project.

 

In being productive, Rick Cofer revealed things that help him become productive. The first one is to close small tasks every day. Don’t help for tomorrow just to send that email, text response, or returning a call. Do the task when you can, and as you receive them. It is also important to allocate one day to focus on long-term projects. Hiring an assistant is a good way to increase productivity because it saves time when you don’t have to worry about documents you’ll have to check. Last but not least, is to go to bed early, wake up early, and have a great breakfast.

 

As of now, Rick Cofer doesn’t have a long-term plan other than to help his clients in his projects. But he likes to do some things outside of his work. When he’s not busy, he can be seen hanging out with his “sweet little fluffy corgi” named Lady Bird. He can also be seen hiking and biking on trails around Lady Bird Lake and Shoal Creek Greenbelt, which are located at Pease Park. Or he can be seen going to movies at Alamo Drafhouse. One of his favorite hobbies is to enjoy Austin’s amazing restaurant scene.

 

If you ask him for advice about a career, he will tell you that common decency, professional courtesy, and goodwill will go far in life. Rick Cofer will also tell you to find a mentor early on, and listen carefully to every lesson. He will also recommend reading The Economist because it enriched his life greatly.

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