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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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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: #148,884 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 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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2 of 2 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 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Bolaride creates an accurate portrayal of the life of a young "country" lawyer in North Carolina, with only slight embellishments, for literary flair. In the Mitford mold, it harkens back to a simpler time, when things weren't all roses, but there were shared values, a common ethos, and predictability, despite the eccentricies of the characters. He has captured the competing pressures, motivations and temptations facing young lawyers, the politics of a law office, the challenges of advocating for clients while showing deference to the court, and managing to maintain relationship with opposing counsel, all in a way that is both instructive and entertaining. Keep the stories coming Bolaride!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll want Bolo as your best friend! March 1, 2014
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A delightful and educational journey through the trials and tribulations of a young lawyer's early career in Piedmont NC. It's set in the much more rural NC of a few decades ago so that one almost expects Thelma Lou and Barney to burst on to the scene any moment. I highly recommend this book to anyone but especially those who share a deep love and appreciation for our state and her people. It would be a wonderful gift for a recent law school graduate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and charming
Delightful, funny and charming. Very reminescent of James Heriot's books, as someone noted. The author mentioned writing another book and I look forward to reading that one, too.
Published 1 month ago by Elm Street Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and funny! Entertaining picture of law practice in rural south
Fresh and funny! Entertaining picture of law practice in rural south!
Published 1 month ago by cottongal
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing way after the last page!
This was so funny--it reminded me of the down home feel of a James Herriot novel but with a lot more laughs. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laurie Adair Grove
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed this book very much, well written . Gave me many laughs and much enjoyment!
Published 2 months ago by Jeannette
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the author's wry sense of humor!
Lighthearted, amusing vignettes provide a window into what lawyers actually do. Although my trust in the judicial system was not exactly enhanced having the arbitrariness and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeanie Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Entertaining account of a young lawyer in North Carolina, Charming vignettes, with a little law thrown in.
Published 2 months ago by Timothy Wagner
2.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't a bad read, but contrary to the suggestion in the ...
Only a couple of cases referenced by the author would fall into the "unusual" category. For the most part, the court cases and various proceedings that the author suggests... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ronnie V
3.0 out of 5 stars Stories of the life of a young lawyer.
Stories of the life of a young lawyer. His travails both within the politics of the office and the community are amusing but his skills as a scribe of the daily grind need honing
Published 3 months ago by ronni
1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't get beyond the first 2%
don't waste your time. I just couldn't find a theme to this book, maybe its just me, but I read a little bit and deleted it.
Published 3 months ago by MariDots
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This is not my typical choice of reading material - but I am truly glad that I took a chance on 'something a little different' this time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Linda P-C
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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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