Shayla Myers is an attorney in the Housing and Communities workgroup at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). At LAFLA, she works on issues related to housing and homelessness, with a special focus on the criminalization of poverty. Shayla litigates cases in state and federal court on behalf of low-income tenants, people who are homeless, and community organizations. 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.