The story below is from the student newspaper of Catholic University's school of law. It appeared in the Nov. 2000 issue. The connection with Navajo Solicitor James Zion came because of Alice Marie Beard's online journal. She wrote it while a first-year law student, a returning middle-aged mom in a foreign land: ONE HELL, an unconventional journey into law.

Miss Beard went on to earn her J.D. from George Mason U. School of Law.