NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE FACULTY
Chief Attorney, SCCID- Capital Trial Division
Boyd Young is the Director of the Capital Trial Division of the South Carolina Commission of Indigent Defense where he has practiced since 2008. He and his office, have successfully resolved over 50 capital cases through plea and trial. Based on his devotion to his clients and his efforts in starting and leading statewide training, he was selected as the inaugural “Andrew David Grimes Public Defender of the Year” for 2015.
From 2005-2008, Boyd was a trial attorney with the Georgia Capital Defender Office in Atlanta, Ga. where he defended people accused of capital murder throughout the State of Georgia. While at the Georgia Capital Defender Office he was featured in a series of articles published by the McClatchy Newspapers written by Steven Henderson. This series was later turned into a PBS documentary titled “Death is Different.”
Prior to joining the Georgia Capital Defender Office, Boyd was a public defender in Charleston, SC.
Boyd got his law degree in 1999 from South Carolina and his undergraduate degree from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
Recent Teaching History
2018 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2017 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2016 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
2015 Trial Practice Institute (July Session)
Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho
Lorinda Youngcourt represented Indiana and Illinois capital and non-capital clients in trial, direct appeal, state post-conviction, and federal habeas corpus as a public defender and in private practice. She was the first Lawrence County Indiana Public Defender from 2010-2014, creating an agency to replace a contract public defender system overseen by the judiciary. She served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Public Defender Council from 2001-2014. Lorinda was the first King County (Seattle, WA) Public Defender from 2015-2018 overseeing the unification of four non-profit agencies into a single county department. In late 2018, Lorinda returned to her roots as a trial lawyer and now works for the Federal Defenders Office of Eastern Washington and Idaho in Spokane, Washington. She is Chair of the Education Committee for the National Association for Public Defense and she serves as faculty at various programs around the country.
Recent Teaching History