Established in 1978, the Flaschner Judicial Institute (FJI) seeks to improve the administration of justice 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.