The late Dan Jewell of Norfolk was a preeminent Nebraska trial attorney. He served on the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Board of Directors for more than 20 years. Dan left a magnanimous gift to the Bar Foundation specifically for educating Nebraska trial attorneys.
The Dan and Lorene Jewell Trial Education Fund was established as a permanent endowment. Through this gift, the Foundation created the Dan Jewell Trial Institute, which is offered annually to inexperienced trial attorneys. The attorney participants are paired with experienced trial mentors, who offer constructive and professional critiques. Since 2016, the Dan Jewell Trial Institute has been held every summer.