Dick is a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He is a founding member of the Oceanographic Teaching Stations Board of Directors and has been a director since 1980. He was twice elected to the Board of Directors of the Beach Cities Health District, and he currently serves as a member of the Ministry Board of Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital. He served in 1998 as the elected chair of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association, and he was editor of the Judicial Division magazine for six years. He has written a book and numerous articles on judicial outreach.