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Pardon Me For Protruding and Other True Tales: A young lawyer's life, learning, and loves, Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

Bolaride Jackson
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Book Description

Legal briefs, judicial robes, and tight skirts. Oddball cases, wacky clients, and conniving opponents. Plus crabby judges and nutty law partners; courtroom drama and office romance. Young attorney Bolo Jackson finds himself in the midst of it all, in this collection of short stories based on his early years as a lawyer in North Carolina. If there had been a lawyer in the old Andy Griffith TV series, Bolo would have been the guy. But Southern law practice in a simpler time wasn’t so simple. How do you handle a judge so mean he’ll jail his own kin — or a hot secretary so jealous she’ll give your files to your opponent? How can you impress big-city opponents when you’ve got chickens and rabbits roaming through your small-town law office? Does a “legalizer” give you the right to water your lawn naked? When does a car deserve to be shot to death? You’ll find the answers in this witty and charming memoir by a lawyer who learned the hard way — and had a heck of a fun time doing it. Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales: A Young Lawyer's Life, Learning, and Loves. A Memoir by Bolaride Jackson, Attorney at Law

If you enjoy this book, you'll want to read the equally exciting and ridiculous sequel, Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail: A Young Lawyer's Life, Learning, and Loves, Volume 2. A further memoir by Bolaride Jackson, Attorney at Law


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From the Back Cover

Call me Bolo. Many years ago I was a young attorney in North Carolina. It happened something like this . . . .

About the Author

Bolaride Jackson's first collection of stories from his decades in law practice,"Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales," was so well received that a second collection has followed: "Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail."

Bolaride Jackson still practices law in the Piedmont of North Carolina. A sole practitioner, Bolo drives a pickup truck, is married to his legal assistant, and hopes to write a third book of true tales.

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  • File Size: 658 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HMTD60S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,836 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolaride Jackson, a contemporary James Herriot March 10, 2014
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Pardon Me for Protruding is a delightful excursion from the 1970's into the life of a young attorney at law in North Carolina. If you enjoyed James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small you will find this an enjoyable read. Mr. Jackson chronicles the challenges of learning how to practice law as a lowly associate in a significant law firm, and the pratfalls of negotiating the differing nuances of the county justice systems, judges and hometown lawyers, particularly in the rural counties, of his beloved state. Personal glimpses into other areas of life, particularly his love life, provide many humorous moments. It is a great bedside companion with each story encapsulated in short chapters that can be read while winding down at the end of the day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing. April 23, 2014
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I enjoyed this amusing narrative of a lawyer's early years of practice in North Carolina, and read some parts of it aloud to my husband, who laughed out loud with me. I hope Mr. Jackson writes a sequel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quickpaced tale of quirky characters January 8, 2014
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Bolo Jackson's world is charming and humorous. The tales are too outrageous to be true and too ridiculous to be fiction. Reminds one of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! April 19, 2014
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You do not need a law degree to enjoy this good read. Bolo describes legal maneuvers in a way that anyone can understand. Pardon Me for Protruding is light and funny; a perfect book to pick up when you just want to relax. Although Bolo’s legal adventures take place in an earlier era, any of us who have lived with technological change can relate to the human response evoked by a potential threat. I’d like a sequel to discover how Bolo deals with the computer/digital age. Bolo clearly describes law firm personalities, which seem strangely universal. For a few laughs and a peek at law firm culture, this book is a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait for another. November 30, 2014
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This book completely cracked me up. I love to read short stories because I can put them down and pick them up while reading other books but Bolaride Jackson has done so well with this book that I read it straight through.
Following his years as a young attorney in North Carolina, Bolo, entertains and never fails to show us that every life contains hilarity and that in the end we are all just working at something.Jackson has an interesting life and handles challenges in the best of light.

It was really enlightening to read about a time when law wasn't all that we see on television as the sensational world of wheeling and dealing. It was interesting, too, to learn about how much of Bolo's early career was about navigating the people and institutions that have long been a foundation in North Carolina.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for Next Collection of Stories March 1, 2014
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This book follows the life of a young lawyer, Bolo, in a slow-paced, southern, North Carolina town. Bolo takes a thoughtful, level-headed approach to practicing law and provides a gentle, humorous look at his assignments and clients. This book is the Andy Griffith story updated to the 1980s, providing a bit of nostalgia for those who came of age in the pre-MP3 era. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am looking forward to Bolo's next collection of stories and characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the right touch April 16, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Jackson's tales of his law practice. He has just the right touch of wit and humor in his writing. I look forward to reading more from this entertaining author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I'VE OFTEN WONDERED, SUSPICIONS CONFIRMED.Great read, lots of laughs, seems to me I've parked in parking lots like theirs, even dealt with some Attorneys that resemble
these in this book, however mine were in Oregon..Enjoy This Book..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of those books you will have a hard time putting down
This is a well written book, in so far as what goes on in a lowly associate Lawyers life when he started his career. Read more
Published 2 days ago by twintoo
4.0 out of 5 stars I did like the book....and that's the honest truth- your honor!!
I have got to say that this genre is not my everyday reading material, but I thought the title was interesting so I thought....Why not! Read more
Published 4 days ago by Swtdrmsnluv4u
4.0 out of 5 stars A lawyers humerous adventures in Carolina.
I received this book as a gift for a honest review. I have enjoyed reading this book . It is a light read, perfect for relaxing with a cup of tea. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars True tales full of humor
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is hilarious! I would love to meet him and the people he met.
Published 12 days ago by Tonya Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fledgling attorney or writer...
Well written,A good introduction to some of the legalese,Have to consider Bolarde might have sometime left to passing the bar.I would reconsider my Lawyering to writing. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars “I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review”.
These stories were cute but I felt like they dragged along a bit. It felt like forever for the author to get to the point. I did like the escapades but I wanted more. Read more
Published 13 days ago by BookWorm2015
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
What an entertaining book. Mr. Jackson gives insight into the legal system in North Carolina and presents some humorous situations. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Ginabadina
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny look at a lawyer’s life in the South.
I don’t know anything about being a lawyer, but I do know about life in the South in the 1980s. And Southern law practices, like anything else below the Mason-Dixon Line, is a bit... Read more
Published 15 days ago by horrorgirldonna
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Got some good chuckles from reading this book while reassuring me that the legal field is not for me. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Angie Horvath
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and homey.
I am not a lawyer, nor have I portrayed one on stage, screen, or radio. Howe'er, my eldest daughter is one and confirms the veracity of Atty Jackson's experiences. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Glenn J. Williams
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Bolaride Jackson's first collection of stories from his decades in law practice,"Pardon Me for Protruding and Other True Tales," was so well received that a second collection has followed: "Such a Good Lawyer: Too Bad You're in Jail."

Mr. Jackson still practices law in the Piedmont of North Carolina. A sole practitioner, Bolo drives a pickup truck, is married to his legal assistant, and hopes to write a third book of true tales.

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