Foundation Facts
September 2010
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
635 S. 14th Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Dear Foundation Fellows:

The arrival of cool air this week tells us that fall is just around the corner!  With so many possible games, scenic fall foliage tours, pumpkin patch visits with the kids and grand-kids...I hope you enjoy the season to its maximum potential.


Doris Huffman, Executive Director


Doris Huffman
Executive Director



2010 State Mock Trial Case Posted Online
Criminal Case Set at Halloween Party

Bravo to the Case Committee!  This year's Mock Trial original case is highly educational.  In the criminal case, Alex Toakliss, a senior at Goldenrod University, finds him/herself charged with manslaughter after a tradition at a Halloween party goes tragically wrong.  Please view the case on our web site.  This year's State Championship will be held in Lincoln on December 6 and 7.
    The 2010 Case Committee was chaired by Lincoln attorney Thomas E. Keefe, and Omaha attorney Michael D. Gooch served as vice chair. Other members included Lincoln attorneys Kristi Egger-Brown, Stephanie Hupp, John Jelkin, Joel Nelson, and Lory Pasold.  A special thank you is extended to these dedicated volunteers!

We the People Teachers Summer Institute Held in July
60 Teachers of Native American Students Receive Training
Teachers listen as Creighton Professor Michael Kelly speaks on Indian Sovereign law
Teachers at WTP Summer Institute

     The 2010 We the People:  The Citizen and the Constitution Teachers Summer Institute uniquely combined the study of the United States Constitution with an examination of Indian sovereign law.  The Institute took place on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus July 26-31. We hosted 60 teachers the majority of which were from Lincoln Public Schools (LPS). 

    All of the teachers serve Native American students, including 13 from schools on reservation lands in Northeast Nebraska.  A Teaching American History grant that was awarded last year to LPS supported the teachers who participated in the Institute.
Endowment Management Committee Has Study Session
UNL Professor Discusses Changing Markets
    The Endowment Management Committee (EMC) recently hosted University of Nebraska Professor, Dr. Richard DeFusco at the Hruska Law Center.  Dr. DeFusco spoke to the committee and invited guests about the economy and how he views success in the market during these challenging times. 

     The Committee is extremely grateful to Dr. DeFusco for sharing his time and wisdom.
Legacy of Liberty Breakfast - October 21
Save the Date!

     The annual Legacy of Liberty Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, at 7:45 a.m. and will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, La Vista. The Foundation will recognize its 2010 Class of Fellows, the State Mock Trial Champion coaches, retiring Job Shadowing coordinators, and the Silver Quill Award recipients.

Twenty-Third Annual Fellows Dinner Upcoming
Lied Center, Lincoln
    Save the Date for Saturday, April 2, 2011.  Menopause the Musical has been selected to entertain the Fellows.  The hilarious show has entertained and inspired from coast-to-coast and internationally. This uplifting 90-minute production includes parodies from the '60s and '70s and '80s.

We the People State Hearings Scheduled
Event to Be in Lincoln on January 10, 2011

    The Nebraska State Bar Foundation has scheduled the Nebraska State High Competition for January 10, 2011, at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln.  The format at the State WTP:CTC is different from Mock Trial as the students compete in a Congressional Hearing. 

    The hearings are great to watch as the students have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Most students will incorporate both historical U.S. Supreme Court cases and current cases into their responses to the judges' questions. 

In This Issue
*2010 Mock Trial Case
**We the People Summer Institute
*Endowment Management
*Legacy of Liberty Breakfast
*Fellows Dinner
*2011 WTP State Hearings
*Constitution Day Celebration
Donate to the Foundation!

Contribute quickly and easily through the Bar Foundation's web site.  Give a general gift, a Legacy of Liberty gift, or leave a bequest.

Foundation and Nebraska Supreme Court to Celebrate Constitution Day in Norfolk

Professor Don Hickey as  Alexander Hamilton

Professor Don Hickey as Alexander Hamilton


    On, Friday, September 17, Justice John Gerrard will introduce Professor Don Hickey, Wayne State College, who will present "A Visit with Alexander Hamilton" for middle and high school students in the Norfolk area. Students from Norfolk Junior High and Norfolk High School will participate in person at the morning and afternoon sessions respectively. 

    Other schools receiving the programming via distance learning technology will be Orchard Public, West Holt Public, and Pope John in Elgin.  On the preceding day, the Foundation's PEOPLE Committee will sponsor an afternoon workshop for journalists.  Supreme Court, PEOPLE Committee, and Bar Foundation representatives will join the 7th Judicial District Bar Association for its regular meeting on the evening of September 16.  Secretary of State John Gale will also be a guest of the local bar association.

About the Foundation's Programs

 If you have questions about the Foundation's Law-Related Education programs for the public, please contact me at, 1-800-773-5396 or 475-1042. 
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
635 S. 14th Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Nebraska State Bar Foundation