Beverly Byrd, JD, LLM

Beverly received her law degree (JD) from Cumberland Law School of Samford University in Birmingham , Alabama. While obtaining her law degree, Beverly studied international law in Europe, visiting and receiving lectures at the Scottish Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, and the European Parliament. Several lectures were taught by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the former Bosnian War Crimes Tribunal Chief Prosecutor, Richard Goldstone. After obtaining her law degree, Beverly worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington , D.C.

Continuing her specialization in international law, Beverly obtained her master's (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. While completing this master's in law, she worked for the Office of the Legal Adviser, United Nations Affairs, at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. While at the State Department, she researched and contributed to a draft portion of a brief to be submitted to the World Court.

After obtaining her LLM in International Law, Beverly gained valuable immigration experience working for two top immigration law firms in the Bay Area. There, she represented several Fortune 500 companies. Soon after, she founded Byrd & Associates.

Beverly is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Alabama, and thus is licensed to practice federal law in any of the 50 states. As immigration law is federal law, Beverly is licensed to practice immigration law in any state.

Beverly is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves on their Santa Clara Valley Chapter Board. She is also a member of the Northern California Chapter of AILA. She is the local AILA liaison or representative to the San Francisco Asylum Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Customs and Border Patrol of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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