Office of Economic Opportunity. Legal Services Program
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents In the interview, Hulett “Bucky” Askew recalls how he first got involved with legal services during law school at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia, when he worked in the Atlanta Legal Aid Office as part of his requirements for graduation. He discusses how he went to Washington, DC, to work for the OEO Legal Services Program in early 1969 as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Health Affairs, which he called the “most formative and critical experience” of his life. He became...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22
Scope and Contents Clint Bamberger discusses his early career; his involvement in Brady v. Maryland and the impact of the case; his recruitment to the OEO by Howard Westwood; his unsuccessful campaign for Maryland Attorney General; his teaching career; his work as the Executive VP of the Legal Services Corporation; his departure for the LSI; and the Reggie program.He also discusses major challenges for legal services throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the CRLA controversy and the reduction...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04
Scope and Contents In this interview, Edgar Cahn recalls how he met his future wife, Jean Camper, at Swarthmore, how he followed her into law school after getting his PhD in English, and how the couple became involved with legal services in New Haven. He describes how they came to write their landmark article: “War on Poverty: A Civilian Perspective” (1964), the beginnings of the OEO legal services program, and his work with Sargent Shriver (he worked as special counsel to Sargent Shriver until...
Dates: 2002 Jul 03
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three series: Interviews, NEJL historical materials, and Access to Justice materials. The interview collection consists of forty-nine interviews conducted by Johnson as part of his research for the book Justice And Reform: The Formative Years of the American Legal Services Program, first published in 1974 by the Russell Sage Foundation. Justice and Reform is the only comprehensive survey of the history of the Legal Services Program (LSP) within the...
Dates: 1964 - 1974
- Subject: Oral history -- United States X