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06/28/07

Atlanta Legal Aid welcomes attorney from UPS


Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. recently welcomed a lawyer from United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS), the world's biggest supply chain services and package delivery company. Ryan Swift is posted as a corporate-sponsored appointee at Atlanta Legal Aid Society. A lawyer at UPS headquarters, Swift begins a four-month assignment with the Legal Aid Fellowship Program. UPS is first of a kind in the nation to assign its attorney for such a long-term assistance.

Swift has been working as a paralegal in the UPS legal department for the past 10 years. At Legal Aid, he will report to its Cobb County office for four months, and simultaneously receive his salary and benefits from UPS as well. Teri McClure, UPS senior vice president, Legal, Compliance and Public Affairs, believes that partaking programs away from office turns UPSers into better managers. Atlanta Legal Aid serves low-income people with civil legal services.

Marc J. Lane and its affiliates sign UN Global Compact statement
The offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C., and its financial associates have signed the UN Global Compact statement, "Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform".

The pact affirms the law firm's long-lasting dedication to the UN Global Compact. Marc J. Lane is the first and the only U.S. law firm to have signed the UN Global Compact statement. The "Caring for Climate" statement invites more than 3,000 Global Compact participants to convey the pressing need for governments, businesses, and citizens to speak on climate change, exhibit climate leadership, and serve as a powerful call to action. It acts as a handy platform for participants aspiring to advance climate change solutions. The names of signatories will be announced at Global Compact Leaders Summit to be held on July 5-6, in Geneva, Switzerland.

BIZARRE NEWS

Golfer attacks the gator to save his precious life
This is what happens when you ignore life-saving information on signboards. This time it read, "Beware of Alligator'. Posted by the pond authorities at the Lake Venice Golf Club, it seems that Bruce Burger, 50, missed on this vital piece of information, while trying to retrieve his lost ball from a pond on the sixth hole at the Golf Club. Consequently, an alligator, measuring 10 feet, 11 inches, caught hold of his right arm and dragged him into the water. Thankfully, luck seemed to be on his side, as he could release himself from the reptile's hold, by beating it up with his left arm. Burger, a resident of Lenoir City, TN, was then carried to the hospital, with no serious injury being detected. The counter-attack supposedly saved his life. It took an hour to capture the one-eyed culprit by seven Fish and Wildlife officers.

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