Shayla Strapps: “There is no justice when one party is represented with good lawyers and the other isn’t.”

Shayla Strapps, CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre WA (MHLC) and the Exec Manager Legal at Ruah Community Services

Access to justice underpins the whole legal system and our democracy, and how without good advocacy in our justice system, there is no justice.

Shayla is the CEO of the Mental Health Law Centre WA (MHLC) and the Exec Manager Legal at Ruah Community Services.

In her role as Exec Manager Legal, Shayla looks after the legal affairs, governance and compliance of Ruah Community Services, a large not for profit community service organization. Shayla is also a Director and CEO of Mental Health Law Centre, Ruah’s subsidiary.

Shayla also works as an adjunct lecturer with the College of Law WA, is on the Council of the Law Society of WA and is a Director of Law Access.

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