The legal world comes with many different opportunities and experiences that make no 2 days ever the same. Before opening his own legal practice, Rick Cofer had been a prosecutor in Texas for almost 9 years. He now dedicates much of his life representing people who have been charged with a wide variety of crimes throughout Dallas and the Central Texas region. Some of these cases involve drug possession, robbery, drunk driving, and even more serious and complicated crimes such as murder.
In Austin and the surrounding areas, Rick Cofer has been actively serving his community for several years in a variety of different roles. Not only does he serve their residents who are going through a legal crisis, but he also serves non-profits and roles in the local government. Being able to make a difference and being able to give up has always been an important part of the life of Rick Cofer.
One of the issues that Rick Cofer has been highly involved in includes trying to pass sustainable measures to protect the environment in Austin by keeping trash off of the ground and into a recycling and waste management program. The Zero Waste Commission of the City of Austin featured Rick Cofer as a chair for several years. During this time, the Universal Recycling Ordinance was passed along with a ban on plastic bags. These efforts were led by Rick Cofer who is excited to see the changes being made in 2018 and 2019 in the parks of the city as well to reduce trash.
During his many years in law, Rick Cofer has learned that there is a good chance that people will not remember what you have told them. In fact, people even tend to forget what you have done to them over time, but it will take a much longer time for people to forget how your actions have made them feel. This is important to keep in mind and Rick Cofer suggests showing goodwill towards others along with the common decency that everyone deserves.
In addition, Rick Cofer believes that it is important to listen more than you talk. He suggests trying to find a mentor early to help give you advice based on their experience. It’s also a good idea to watch trials. While you may have learned a lot during your education, it’s always important to try to educate yourself more.