Herbert B. Dixon, Jr.


Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. is a senior judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He is a former member of the ABA Board of Governors and the House of Delegates. He is the technology columnist for The Judges’ Journal magazine and a member of the ABA Journal magazine’s Board of Editors. Judge Dixon was the chair of Superior Court’s Electronic Filing Pilot Project, which received national recognition for its success, and oversaw implementation of the court’s technology-enhanced courtroom project. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to the intersection of law and technology

Judge Dixon is a former presiding judge of both the Civil Division and the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of Superior Court; a former co-chair of the DC Courts’ Strategic Planning Leadership Council, the entity charged with writing the strategic plan for the District of Columbia Courts and evaluating progress in achieving the goals and objectives of the plan; and a former chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. During 2007 – 2010, Judge Dixon is the first known active judge to serve on the TECHSHOW® Planning Board. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.

My Sessions

Think Before You Tweet: Ethical Issues in Social Media

Columbus AB

More lawyers than ever use social media to market their practices. Remember, though, the duty of technological competence also extends to social media. What you tweet, post or publish is as discoverable in litigation or ethics investigations as your emails, public statements and electronic documents. Our experts will discuss the latest rules and guidance on […]


Welcome to ABA TECHSHOW / Introductory Session / Meet the Planning Board

Grand Ballroom EF

The Fundamentals of Today’s Technology-Enhanced Courtroom

Columbus CD

Whether you are the litigator or the judge, if the anxiety of walking into a courtroom packed with technology is too much to bear, this session is for you. Learn about the types of equipment you might encounter, how to prepare for the effective use of courtroom technology, and the tools you might bring yourself. […]