The mission of the Judicial Institute is to provide coordinated educational services, skills training, and professional development for judicial and non-judicial personnel of the Massachusetts Trial Court. The Judicial Institute's mission also embodies a commitment to improve the courts' response to change and believes that professional development offers the means to improve morale, communication, performance, service, and the administration of justice. Established by statute in 1988, the Judicial Institute continues to meet its mission by developing educational and professional development programs for judges and other Trial Court employees and by building networks with the larger academic community.