Hulett "Bucky" Askew Collection

Identifier: NEJL-031

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises articles, background papers, memoranda, etc. related to Askew's work with the LSC. Also included is the decision of the U.S. Court Of Appeals D.C. Circuit, in National Senior Citizens Law Center v. Legal Services Corporation. The photographs contained in the collection include stills taken from the film Day of Justice, ca. 1977 and various legal services gatherings between 1983 and 1988.


  • 1975 - 1993



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Biographical / Historical

Hulett Hall "Bucky" Askew was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1942. He earned a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina in 1964, and a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law in 1967; he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1967.

Askew's career in legal services began in 1969 when he went to work in the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Health Affairs. In late 1970 he became Deputy Regional Director for Legal Services within OEO, and he remained at OEO until 1976. From 1976 to 1983 Askew held several positions within the Legal Services Corporation including Regional Director, Deputy Director, and Director of the Office of Field Services. Since 1993, he has served as a Clinton appointee to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. From 1983 to 1990 Askew was the Director of the Civil Division for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Currently, Askew is Executive director of the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism and Director of the Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Georgia. And between April 1, 1998 and February 1, 1999, he served as Interim Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the Judicial Council of Georgia. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and on the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. He serves on the Community Services Task Force, the Access to Justice Committee and the Standards of the Professional Committee of the State Bar of Georgia. For the National Conference of Bar Examiners, he serves on the Multi-State performance Test Policy Committee. In 1995 he served as the President of the Emory Law School Alumni Association.


0.4 linear feet

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Repository Details

Part of the National Equal Justice Library Repository

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