In a ceremony Nov. 28, 2018, the Incarnate Word Foundation will present Circuit Judge David C. Mason its annual Leadership Award, which recognizes “individuals who have worked to provide opportunities for children, youth, women and seniors to reach their full potential and live with dignity as members of our community.”
The Foundation said, “Like the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, you answered the call … to have a soul for God and a heart for our neighbors. Your tireless work to change the justice systems that impact African American youth, your commitment to racial equity, and your work with our city’s most needy at St. Patrick’s Center are a few of the reasons why you have been selected to receive this award.”
Mason, the senior judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri, was appointed circuit judge in August 1991. Prior to his appointment, Judge Mason served as an Assistant Attorney General, general counsel to the Missouri Department of Corrections and was in private practice. Judge Mason has been a teacher of Trial Advocacy for The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, The Yeshiva University Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and several bar associations. He also has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington University School of Law since 1989.