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The Honorable Gregory A. Weeks, born in New Jersey in 1946, discusses his drive to be a trial lawyer, time at North Carolina A&T for undergraduate, his studies at UNC School of Law, his volunteer service in the U.S. Air Force, his first job as a public defender, and transitioning into private practice in Fayetteville, N.C. He reflects on his experiences as an African American lawyer in a predominantly white profession, explaining how his background influenced his approach to litigation practice. He describes running for, and winning, a seat on the N.C. Superior Court bench in 1989. Judge Weeks then speaks about what he considers positive qualities of a judge and how transitioning from public and indigent defense to the bench has allowed him to see problems in the judicial system. He concludes by encouraging community service and other local activities for societal good.

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