Through the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice, the Bar Foundation hosted the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in April 2006. Foundation President Steven E. Guenzel said that “America has lost one of its most distinguished jurists. Justice Ginsburg was an extraordinary example of how to disagree without being disagreeable.” Guenzel added that Justice Ginsburg’s “polite civil discourse is needed right now.”
Bar Foundation Executive Director Doris Huffman said that “it was a privilege and an honor to meet Justice Ginsburg in 2006. She was a true stateswoman and role model who will be missed.”
The Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice was established in 1995 through a gift to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. The purpose of the Institute is to "educate lawyers, law students, and the public-at-large in Nebraska to the importance of the administration of justice, particularly at the federal level through the conduct of symposia or lectures." In planning the symposia or lectures funded by the Institute, a special effort is made to reflect the issues and activities to which Senator Roman L. Hruska devoted his professional and Congressional career.
The Hruska Institute is a joint effort of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, the Federal Bar Association and the University of Nebraska College of Law.