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Jax Daily Record Monday, Feb. 4, 201312:00 PM EST

Lawyer Snapshot: Hollyn Foster


Age: 48

Family: Husband of 29 years, Jeffrey Foster, and a 24-year-old married son.

Pets: Black and white spotted Pomeranian named Savage and a tabby cat named Sweetpea.

Education: Jones College bachelor's in Legal Assisting, 1996, and Florida Coastal School of Law, valedictorian, December 2005.

Admitted to the Bar: 2006

Employed by: I am privileged to have worked for Slott, Barker & Nussbaum for more than 15 years. I started here as a certified legal assistant and have moved through the ranks.

Field of practice: Estate planning, probate, elder law, real estate and business law.

Professional organizations: American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar Association — Elder Law and Probate sections. I am on the board and was recently elected president of the Jacksonville Christian Legal Society.

Community involvement: I volunteer with the Christian Legal Society in its City Rescue Mission program to provide legal advice to the life-builder residents. I also work with JALA's advance directives for seniors project. I serve as presiding justice of Elks Lodge 1892 in Green Cove Springs. Additionally, I am an active participant in my husband's Masonic lodge activities in Orange Park, where I assist with hospitality activities.

How did you become involved?

I can't say no. I have been working with the City Rescue Mission program since law school at the urging of Blane McCarthy. Kathy Para helped me become involved last spring at the inception of the seniors advance directives project.

How can someone else become involved?

Just say 'yes.' JALA and the Christian Legal Society are always seeking new participants. Each group has different areas where your assistance can make a big difference. If anyone needs to become connected to the right person for volunteering, call me.

What have you learned/achieved through the experience?

How very blessed my life has been and how lucky I am to possess an ability with which to help others less fortunate.

What was the last book you read or are reading?

Since I drive from St. Augustine every day, I listen to a lot of audio books and I am an avid reader at home. Right now, I am listening to "The Cider House Rules" by John Irving and reading "The Robin Hood Trilogy" by Marsha Canham.

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