Flaschner Judicial Institute
Celebrating 45 Years of Service to the Massachusetts Judiciary
Cutting-edge education
Celebrating 45 Years of Service to the
Celebrating 45 Years of Service to the
Massachusetts Judiciary
Massachusetts Judiciary
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter From a Birmingham Jail (April 16, 1963)

" As judges, we must look afresh at what we are doing, or failing to do, to root out any conscious and unconscious bias in our courtrooms; to ensure that the justice provided to African-Americans is the same that is provided to white Americans; to create in our courtrooms, our corner of the world, a place where all are truly equal."

Letter of the Seven Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court (June 3, 2020)


Flaschner's mission is to meet the educational needs of both new and experienced judges with programs that reflect the priorities expressed by judges. Flaschner views judicial education in the broadest sense as encompassing not only substantive and procedural law, but also each judge's need to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition, the expanding horizons of knowledge in disciplines other than the law, the varied contexts in which the law is applied, and the constitutional and professional boundaries that judges must respect. Flaschner promotes excellence in judging for the benefit of the public and the administration of justice.


The Flaschner Institute provides a balanced academic agenda with course offerings in the following key program areas: the Impact of Race and Implicit Bias in Society, Cutting-Edge Issues in Science and Technology, the Art of Judging, Responding to Societal Changes, and Bench/Bar Programs.


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Welcome to the Bench

The Flaschner Judicial Institute wishes to congratulate the following judges on their recent appointments:

Hon. William F. Bloomer, Superior Court
Hon. Megan E. English Braga, Probate & Family Court
Hon. Jeremy C. Bucci, Superior Court
Hon. Michael A. Cahillane, Superior Court
Hon. Michael J. Callahan, District Court
Hon. Nicola E. Gioscia, District Court
Hon. Eduardo A. Gonzalez, Housing Court
Hon. Joseph M. Griffin, Jr., Boston Municipal Court
Hon. Christopher P. Hodgens, Appeals Court
Hon. Michelle L. Kelley, District Court
Hon. Kareem A. Morgan, District Court
Hon. Gloriann Moroney, District Court
Hon. Harold P. Naughton, Jr., District Court
Hon. Brian D. Palmucci, District Court