Nebraska State Bar Foundation

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Giving Legacy of Liberty
Legacy of Liberty

The Foundation’s outreach and giving program directed exclusively at Law-Related Education (LRE) is its Legacy of Liberty program, which was established in 2003.

Each fall at the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, the Bar Foundation hosts its Legacy of Liberty Breakfast. This complimentary breakfast is an opportunity to share with Bar members the accomplishments and needs of the Bar Foundation’s LRE programs.

"A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry."
- Thomas Jefferson

Other events have also been held, including a luncheon in North Platte, which featured Mock Trial students from North Platte, Hershey, and Ogallala schools telling in their own words how LRE opportunities have changed their high school experiences. Local attorneys invited the guests, and more than 85 members of the legal community and others interested in LRE attended the luncheon sponsored by the First National Bank of North Platte.

Through events such as this one and communications via the Law & Learning Newsletter and the Foundation’s website, thousands of Nebraska citizens have become aware of the good work the Foundation is doing by educating the youth of our state to become informed and engaged citizens.

Legacy of Liberty Societies

Recognition classified into four categories:

Stars and Stripes Society
($1,000 per year for 5 years)
Let Freedom Ring Society
($5,000 per year for 5 years)
Soaring Eagle Society
($10,000 per year for 5 years)
Pillars of Justice Society
($20,000 per year for 5 years)

If you would like more information about the Legacy of Liberty program, please contact Doris Huffman at 402/475-1042 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pillars of Justice Society

To recognize gifts at the Pillars of Justice Society level, the Foundation has established the Legacy of Liberty Gallery on the first floor of the Roman L. Hruska Law Center. A gift of $100,000 or above qualifies donors to be recognized by individual bronze plaques that are hung in the Gallery. To date, two such plaques honor the following donors and their respective funds:

George and Melrae Svoboda Legal Education Fund
Inaugural Legacy of Liberty Gallery Plaque
Established 2006

Charlie and Suzy Wright Standing Bear Scholarship Fund
Established 2007

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With members of the Foundation's Board of Directors looking on, Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Nebraska Supreme Court, recognizes Charlie Wright for creating the Standing Bear Scholarship Fund. Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Charlie Wright display the Pillars of Justice plaque that now hangs in the Legacy of Liberty Gallery. Plaques portraying Charlie and Suzy Wright and George and Melrae Svoboda recognize their Pillars of Justice Society contributions to the Foundation's Legacy of Liberty giving program.

Law-Related Education