Joe Burrowes, a Benton County District Court judge, has been selected to a one-year term on a state judicial Educational Committee.
Burrowes was chosen by the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges Association. He will serve on the committee through May 2011.
"Being selected ... is a privilege and an honor," said Burrowes, who added that he is looking forward to joining the group.
He is seeking re-election this fall.
He was promoted to a full judge position last September after serving as a court commissioner since 2007.
Richland attorney Dave Petersen is challenging him.
The District and Municipal Court Judges Association is a professional association of all duly elected or appointed and qualified judges of courts of limited jurisdictions across Washington, according to a news release from Burrowes.
The organization studies court operations, the volume and condition of their work and reports annually to the state Supreme Court, the governor and the Legislature.