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Berkey Williams Welcomes Indian Law Fellows Aviva Simon and Olivia Glazner

Berkey Williams LLP is pleased to welcome Aviva Simon and Olivia Glazner, the Firm’s 2018-2019 Indian Law Fellows. Our Indian Law Fellowship is dedicated to supporting the Indian law leaders of the future.

Aviva Simon

Aviva Simon joined Berkey Williams LLP as one of the Firm’s 2018-2019 Indian Law Fellows. Ms. Simon was a Summer Associate at Berkey Williams, and is thrilled to return to the firm as a Fellow.

After earning her B.A. in 2013 from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Ms. Simon worked as a paralegal for Port Madison Enterprises, the business agency of the Suquamish Tribe. She then moved to California to attend U.C. Davis School of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 2018.

While at U.C. Davis School of Law, Ms. Simon worked as a research assistant to Professor Katherine Florey, an Indian Law scholar. Ms. Simon also worked as a part-time legal extern at California Indian Legal Services’ Sacramento office.

Ms. Simon will continue to use her legal education and work experience to serve tribal clients in all of the firm’s practice areas.

Olivia Glazner

Olivia Glazner joined Berkey Williams LLP as one of the Firm’s 2017-2018 Indian Law Fellows. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and has recently been sworn in to the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Olivia earned her B.A. from the University of San Diego, where she majored in Ethnic Studies and first became interested in pursuing a career in Indian Law. In 2018, she earned her J.D. from University of Oklahoma College of Law, graduating with a certificate in Indian Law. Olivia completed OU’s dual-degree program, also earning an M.A. in Native American Studies with a concentration on tribal governance and policy.

While at OU Law School, Olivia served as the Articles Development Editor for American Indian Law Review and spent two years on the executive board of Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). She also participated in the 2017 NALSA moot court competition and obtained certification in Indigenous Peacemaking.

Olivia spent her first summer in law school as a legal intern at Oklahoma Indian Legal Services in Oklahoma City. She spent her second law school summer doing research for the National Parks Service’s National NAGPRA (Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act) Program and  interning at the Oklahoma Supreme Court. She also conducted an indigenous rights investigation in  Belize as part of OU’s Indigenous Human Rights Clinic. She prepared a report for the United Nations Human Rights Council on indigenous rights throughout the country.

As an Indian Law Fellow at Berkey Williams LLP, Olivia will apply her legal education and experience to work on behalf of tribal clients in all of the firm’s practice areas.