Six Texas judges will attend the National Judicial College’s flagship general jurisdiction course in Reno, Nevada, in 2018 thanks to a $12,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation.

The general jurisdiction course will bolster the judges’ courtroom management skills and better prepare them to conduct jury trials and apply the latest in criminal law and procedures. The National Judicial College has provided such judicial education since 1963 and has taught participants from across the United States and from more than 150 countries.

The Texas Bar Foundation’s grant will award $2,000 to each of the judges, who will attend the course in either the spring or fall session. The college then matches the funding for six $4,000 awards. The Texas Office of Court Administration and Texas Center for the Judiciary will select the recipients.