Carson receives SAILS award
At the 22nd anniversary celebration of the (ADA) Americans with Disabilities Act on Friday, July 27, Judge Marion T. Carson of Poteet received the Honorary Public Servant Award for 2012. The event was held at La Villita in San Antonio. He was accompanied by his wife, Ruth Carson.
Judge Carson, when speaking, thanked Atascosa County Judge Diana Bautista for installing the Video Remote Interpreter Cameras within the Atascosa County Jail, Juvenile Detention Center and the Courthouse and sponsoring a two day seminar presented by Deaf Interpreter Service “DIS” for the Atascosa County Judges and Law Enforcement. This seminar covered the “ADA” requirements for the assistance in arresting and placing into custody any deaf person. This seminar included sign language and the custody of service animals.
Judge Carson has been a Municipal Court Judge since 1984 and manages his own private practice. Judge Carson is a graduate of St. Mary’s University and obtained his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Judge Carson, who lost his hearing in an accident, uses captioning (CART) services, interpreters and computer based software to facilitate communication while on the bench.
An accomplished individual, Judge Carson has served as a litigator, counselor and civic speaker. In 2009, he was the recipient of Deaf Interpreter Services’ “Outstanding Achievement Award.”
He has been a gubernatorial appointee, served on multiple planning councils, written various charters, and is a Director Emertus of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition. Judge Carson is also licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and three Federal Courts.
The awards are presented to individuals, organizations and businesses that have positively promoted people with disabilities and who have advanced the full inclusion of people with disabilities in South Texas.