Justice Beth S. Dixon
Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Judge Beth Dixon has served as a District Court Judge in Rowan Co., NC since January 2002. Prior to the bench, she served as an Assistant District Attorney and as the Attorney Advocate for the county Guardian ad Litem program. Judge Dixon is a member of the North Carolina Association of District Court Judges and has been a long time participant on the Education Committee, planning statewide judicial education conferences and forums for NC judges. She is a frequent presenter on family court matters and provides juvenile delinquency training to all new NC district court judges. Judge Dixon earned a juvenile court certification from the NC Judicial College in 2004, and served as the Chair of the NC Bar Association’s Council on Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights in 2012-2013. She was granted a Professional Lecturer Certification in 2017 from the NC Department of Justice and teaches Juvenile Law for LEO candidates at Basic Law Enforcement Training.
Judge Dixon earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Converse College. In 2019, she earned a LL.M. with distinction in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School in England. Her dissertation, “For the Sake of the Child: Parental Recognition in the Age of Assisted Reproductive Technology “ was published by the Campbell Law Review, 43 Campbell L.R. 21 (2021). In addition to her court duties, Judge Dixon is a active volunteer and board member of Saving Grace Farm. SGF is a local nonprofit organization providing therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges as well as equine assisted therapy for victims of trauma and persons living with other mental health issues. Judge Dixon and her husband Glenn are the parents of 4 adult children. Now an empty-nester, she is active in the Jeep community and enjoys spending time off-roading and participating in jeep gatherings.
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