Established in 1978, the Flaschner Judicial Institute (FJI) seeks to improve the administration of justice in Massachusetts by promoting the highest possible standards of judicial professionalism through judicial education.

Founded as a memorial to the late Chief Justice of the District Court, Franklin N. Flaschner, the Flaschner Institute provides a means by which new and experienced judges can continue to grow both professionally and academically throughout their judicial careers.

In collaboration with local, state, and national organizations, approximately 25-35 educational programs are offered to state and federal judges in Massachusetts each academic year. The core curriculum includes a variety of educational programming in the following areas: substantive/procedural law, skills training, sensitivity awareness, judicial ethics, judicial orientation, and community relations. In addition to our programs, the Flaschner Institute also develops and distributes easy-to-use manuals, guides, and benchbooks for Massachusetts judges.

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