Jonathan M. Foster is Law Clerk for Judge Robin M. Giarrusso in Division G at the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Mr. Foster was a non-traditional student – going back to school at 40 years old. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies (along with Paralegal Certificate) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies from Tulane School of Professional Advancement, as well as a JD from Tulane Law School. At SoPA he was a member and president of the Tulane University Paralegal Association. In law school, he was a member of Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation, Civil Law Society, and Founding President of the First Generation Lawyers Association. Mr. Foster also clerked for Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice, Marcus Clark, and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Low Income Tax Division).He graduated and joined the Louisiana Bar Association in 2020. More recently, he joined the adjunct faculty at SoPA, teaching the Legal Research and Litigation II classes. Mr. Foster lives in New Orleans with his wife (an educator), daughter, and two very excited rescue dogs.
If you could be on any reality TV show, which would you choose and why?
None, as I am not a huge fan of reality TV. However, I would happily lend my voice to almost any animated show, past or present (Looking at you, Futurama and Arcane).
What is the best advice you've ever received?
Follow a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet to reverse heart disease (following triple bypass heart surgery).
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
Pause and breathe. Put your mental health first. Enjoy how you are going and who you are going with, as much as you look forward to where you are going.