Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall (ret.)

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

The Officers, Trustees and staff of the Flaschner Judicial Institute are pleased to report that Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall (ret.) has been awarded the 2021 Susan and Carl Bolch Jr. Prize for the Rule of Law from the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School. This prestigious prize is awarded to “an individual or organization who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the rule of law and advancing rule of law principles around the world.”

For more information on Chief Justice Marshall’s career and selection for the prize, please visit

The virtual celebration was presented on June 30, 2021 and is now available to watch anytime at

Established in 1978, the Flaschner Judicial Institute 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 Judicial 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, educational programs are offered to state and federal judges in Massachusetts in the following key program areas: Substantive and Procedural Law, Recognizing Bias and Achieving Fairness, Judicial Ethics, Skills Training, and Bench/Bar Relations. In addition, the Flaschner Judicial Institute also develops and distributes easy-to-use manuals, guides, and benchbooks.