“So now, I learn from them,” he said.
As an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, Goodman urges students to hold on to their interests outside of the law.
“I encourage everybody to not be a one-trick pony,” he said. “If you have a law firm, like I do, I can understand why you want to hire associates who are dedicated to the practice. But at the same time, it makes for a better-rounded person if they’ve got those hobbies and an opportunity to pursue them.”
Goodman admits that he has even doodled while witnesses have provided sworn testimony.
“I drew my way through depositions very often,” he said.
Although his output has recently been limited to the firm’s holiday cards, Goodman anticipates that his passion for cartooning will one day gain the upper hand again.
“When I retire from law,” he said, “I’m not going to retire from anything else.”