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Robert S. Cahoon, born in 1915, shares memories about growing up in segregated Plymouth, N.C., studying at Wake Forest School of Law, working for the Employment Security Commission, and beginning to practice law in Greensboro. He talks about his first client and his first jury trial. After describing his military service during World War II, Cahoon speaks about the state of the race relations in Greensboro during the civil rights era and his role in the case stemming from the event known as the Greensboro Massacre. He goes on to explain what qualities he believes are necessary for successful trial practice and offers his opinions about balancing one’s personal life with the practice of law.

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