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2155
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Born in Alabama, James Hinton Pou was reared on a Johnston County farm after the Civil War. A noted lawyer of his time, he also dealt astutely in real estate, owning in Raleigh at one time Five Points, the old Andrew Johnson Hotel, and many other sites.
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2159
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William Jackson Adams, Jr., an attorney who was born in Carthage, was respected throughout the state. He received his law degree from the University of North Carolina and was an authority on probate law and taxation.
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2158
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Wadesboro native Lennox P. McLendon had a distinguished career that ranged from county courtrooms to counsel for the United States Senate Rules Committee.
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14366
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This article discusses the first North Carolina woman, Miss T. A. Holton, to approach the Supreme Court Justices for a license to practice law. Undeterred by the era's gender bias, she was awarded a license in early 1878. She would go on to practice law in Kansas where several established woman were already practicing law successfully.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 35, Jan 1949, p11
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28353
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Al McSurley is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. McSurely is the Legal Redress Chair of the NC NAACP and works to fight racism using the law. The Chapel Hill resident operated a civil rights law practice prior to his retirement and was known for taking cases that nobody wanted. McSurely is unusual as a white lawyer who works almost exclusively with the civil rights movement, but his work is his way of seeing justice and equality become a reality.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p20 Periodical Website
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35402
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Former Attorney General and Governor Michael Easley reflection focused on two legal profession related topics: the purposes of the Attorney General for the people of North Carolina; major laws enacted during the 1990s in NC; and how litigation and mediation serves to protect the public.