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

Founded in honor of a late Chief Justice of the District Court, 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 each year to state and federal judges in Massachusetts in the following key program areas: substantive/procedural law, skills training, sensitivity awareness, judicial ethics, judicial orientation, and community relations. In addition to educational programming, the Flaschner Judicial Institute also develops and distributes easy-to-use manuals, guides, and benchbooks.