Shayla Myers is a senior attorney in the Housing and Communities workgroup at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). There, she works alongside community organizations, unhoused residents, and tenants to end the criminalization of poverty. She litigates in state and federal court to protect and expand the civil rights of unhoused residents and to prevent the expansion of laws that criminalize homelessness. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Foundation, she was a Skadden Fellow at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and then an associate at a Plaintiff’s side Civil Rights Firm in Los Angeles. Shayla clerked for the Honorable Sandra Segal Ikuta on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and graduated from UCLA Law School, with concentrations in Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies. Before attending law school, Shayla coordinated an advocacy program and hotline for sexual assault survivors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she grew up.
4:00 PM–4:45 PM Mar 1, 2023 (US - Pacific)