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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: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HMTD60S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,583 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
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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
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 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Average Lawyer Story
I love books about lawyers, mysteries, detectives, and so I hoped to enjoy a good, scary, suspenseful read from Bolande Jacson. However, this is not your average Grisham tapestry. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mary E. Latela
3.0 out of 5 stars a nice arrangements of short stories detailing the journey of a ...
A light read into the heavy world of being a lawyer, a nice arrangements of short stories detailing the journey of a young lawyer with his ever so many stories. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Leanne Crawshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars I knew it! Lawyers and judges are nuts!
Not many professionals will give you the kind of odd, embarrassing and frankly hilarious details of the "inside view" like Bolaride Jackson does. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Alfred Dudley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I liked it and will order the sequel too. Love small town stories.
Published 2 months ago by Amy Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book
It was light and entertaining--a quick read.
Published 2 months ago by Bbob
3.0 out of 5 stars It is an easy read and mildly entertaining
I received this book at no charge for review purposes. While I wouldn't classify this book as humor, it did have it's moments. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Charles Sanborn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee table book
This book is obviously not meant to read all at one sitting. Great coffee table book! This book looks into the life of a young attorney. Very funny!
Published 2 months ago by DAVID GLOVER
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 months 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 2 months 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
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More 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."

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.

Check out Bolo's website at bolojack.com


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