June 19, 2017

Member Spotlight: Travis Plummer

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?

Since 2012. I love that the bar reflects Austin’s inclusiveness. I hear stories about some Bar Organizations being very insular, which can happen with any organization. However, the more people I meet in the Austin Bar, the more I see how welcoming and encouraging they are – they really want to serve members of our profession and are willing to help with any project they can.

What do you like most about being in the legal field?

I love that we are a profession which understands and embraces that we have a higher standard than just “going to work” every day. We obligations to our clients and our communities to serve others, and we take that seriously. I also appreciate the significant role that our profession had, and continues to have, in creating and maintaining our nation.

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you be?

Pediatrician – it wasn’t my calling, but I loved the work I did in that field.

What’s the craziest job (other than lawyer) that you’ve had?

I was a legal assistant at a criminal defense firm in Waco just before law school. The stories I heard…

If you were a character in a movie or a TV show, which character would you be?

Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.

As part of the #austinbarinaction campaign, how are you making your world a better place to be?

One of the most recent projects that I’ve loved working on is the Austin Bar/AYLA Leadership Academy. It has allowed me the opportunity to connect attorneys that want to get more involved in our community with other community leaders, bar organizations, and servant leaders in the Austin area. It provides those attorneys their own opportunities to get plugged in to the community, start their own projects, and impact the world through their own passions. There are several new projects and programs started by our alum over the last few years – each of which is making the world a better place in their own way. The work and passion is theirs, but I hope they were encouraged and empowered from their time in the Academy.