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Shayla Myers

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Shayla Myers is an attorney in the Housing and Communities work group at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. At LAFLA, she primarily focuses on issues related to housing and homelessness. Shayla litigates cases in state and federal court on behalf of low-income tenants, people who are homeless, and community organizations. In 2016, she was one of the lead attorneys in litigation against the City of Los Angeles, which resulted in an injunction preventing the seizure and destruction of homeless individuals"™ belongings. In 2017, she successfully challenged a long-standing practice of the Los Angeles Police Department to refuse to produce court records, as required by the California Public Records Act. 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 Order of the Coif 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.