Hulett “Bucky” Askew

Senior positions with OEO Legal Services, LSC, NLADA. Later on LSC Board for nine years.

Person details

Where most active professionally: Georgia and National
Law type: Civil
Lists: ABA Leader, LSC Board/Staff, NLADA Board/Staff, and OEO Legal Services staff
Source: CNEJL


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. Mr. Askew’s career in legal services began while he was in law school; he worked with the Atlanta Legal Aid Office while in law school. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1967. In 1969, Mr. Askew 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. He remained at OEO and later the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) until 1976. From 1976 until 1983, Mr. Askew held several positions within the Legal Services Corporation including Regional Director, Deputy Director, and Director of the Office of Field Services. Mr. Askew was the Director of the Civil Division for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association in Washington, DC from 1983 to 1990. From 1990 until 1996, he served as the Executive Director of the (Georgia Supreme Court) Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. He was also was Director of the Office of Bar Admissions of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1990 until 2006. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, where he served for nine years. 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. From 2006 until 2012, he served as an adviser to the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. In addition, Mr, Askew served 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 also served 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 served on the Multi-State performance Test Policy Committee. In 1995, he served as the President of the Emory Law School Alumni Association.

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