Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett prides itself on community involvement and aims to promote a culture of service amongst its attorneys and staff members. The firm’s commitment to volunteering is exemplified through Austin Brackett and his work with the New Orleans-based non-profit organization Son of a Saint.
Founded in 2011, Son of a Saint pairs boys ages 10-18 who have lost their fathers due to violence or incarceration with men who serve as mentors, role models, and advisors in their lives. The relationships formed through Son of a Saint generate self-sufficient and independent young men who develop into leaders and pride themselves on giving back to their community. As mentees, the young men of Son of a Saint are exposed to a wide variety of events and programs that include athletics, the arts, etiquette, time management, and critical thinking. Additionally, Son of a Saint provides support to its young members in the form of scholarship aide, tutors, travel grants, and educational trips to ensure a well-rounded experience.
Following his graduation from Tulane University Law School, Austin knew he wanted to become involved as a mentor with Son of a Saint. “I learned about Son of a Saint while I was in law school. I saw an award presentation with Son of a Saint founder Sonny Lee during halftime of a New Orleans Saints game at the Superdome. After hearing the story of the organization and the mission they promote, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.”
Austin joined Son of a Saint as a mentor in December of 2019. “Since joining, I have found the experience incredibly gratifying in more ways than one. Although I’ve only been involved for a short amount of time, it’s been incredible to see the impact made on the lives of both the mentors and mentees that are a part of the program. I look forward to serving as a mentor for years to come and, hopefully, making a positive difference in the lives of as many mentees as possible.”