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James William Zion

James William Zion, American lawyer. Bar: Montana. Fellow Royal Anthropol. Institute Great Britain and Ireland; member American Anthropol. Association, Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism, Democratic Socialists American.

Background

  • Zion, James William was born on February 6, 1944 in Palm Springs, California, United States. Son of James William Senior and Dortha Mae (Bennett) Zion.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University St. Thomas, 1966. Juris Doctor, Catholic University America, 1969.

    Career

    • Senior staff attorney Neighborhood Legal Services, Hartford, Connecticut, 1969-1973. Partner Zion Law Firm, 1974-1981. Solicitor Courts of Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona, 1981-1983.

      Hearing examiner Montana Human Rights Commission, Helena, 1985-1987. Assistant attorney general Montana Department Labor and Industry/Montana Human Rights Commission, 1987-1988. General counsel Navajo Housing Authority, Window Rock, 1988-1990.

      Solicitor Navajo Nation Supreme Court, since 1990. Instructor National Indian Justice Center, Petaluma, California, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Montana.

    Works

    • Author: Navajo Peacemaker Court Manual, 1982. Contributor articles on Indian law and rights to legal publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Fellow Royal Anthropol. Institute Great Britain and Ireland. Member American Anthropol.

    Association, Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism, Democratic Socialists American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Rosemary Ann Blanchard, December 26, 1967 (divorced 1981). 1 child, Jeannette B. Married Elsie Bailey, March 23, 1990 (divorced 1994).
    • father: James William Senior Zion
    • mother: Dortha Mae (Bennett) Zion
    • spouses: Rosemary Ann Blanchard
    • Elsie Bailey
    • child: Jeannette B. Zion
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    Born February 6, 1944
    (age 73)
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