The Officers, Trustees, and staff of the Flaschner Judicial Institute are pleased to congratulate Supreme Judicial Court Justice Scott L. Kafker on his election as the President and Dean of Flaschner. Justice Kafker succeeds Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd who has agreed to serve as Flaschner’s Honorary President in keeping with the custom of past chief justices.

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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.