Karla completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at Victoria University in 2018 and joined Emma Turnbull Lawyers in mid 2019. She completed her Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre and undertook all practical training at leading criminal law firms.
Having a keen sense of therapeutic justice, Karla has developed a strong appetite for work in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court specialist mental health and drug court lists. Karla is experienced and making referrals to specialist agencies to meet the unique and challenging needs of some of our most vulnerable clients.
She appears in the Magistrates` Court on a daily basis in criminal matters including plea hearings, bail applications, mention and contest mention hearings. Karla is experienced instructing counsel in County and Supreme Court trials.
Karla is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.