Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Remembering Pat Dixon

October 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Cynthia Whitaker and Caroline Davis

The family law community mourns the recent passing of Pat Dixon. Pat was hired as the first director of the Family Law Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in King County, in 1983. The Family Law CASA program that Pat developed was the first of its kind in the nation.

Pat was born and educated in Canada and began her social work there. At times she was flown in to visit remote areas of First Nations. As was customary for a woman at the time, Pat would arrive in high heels and stockings. She quickly realized that if she wanted to be welcomed into...

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