The Annual Juvenile Defender Conference, Delinquency, Race and the Role of Defense Counsel, will be held Friday, August 14. Registration details can be found here. Here we highlight one of the speakers, Julie Boyer, who will be presenting on Applying the School of Government Race Manual to Delinquency Cases:
Julie Boyer is an Assistant Capital Defender in the Forsyth Regional Office of the Capital Defender. Originally from Burlington, Julie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School Of Law. Julie has practiced law for over 10 years, and prior to joining the Capital Defender’s Office, she maintained a solo practice focusing primarily on indigent criminal defense and juvenile defense in the north central part of the state. During that time Julie became a leader in juvenile defense issues and chaired the Juvenile Defense Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Julie was one of the four attorneys appointed by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization to form the first Juvenile Delinquency Committee to develop the Juvenile Delinquency subspecialty of Criminal Law. As a result she has been a State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Delinquency – Criminal Law since 2012. Julie not only helped create the rules for the Juvenile Delinquency certification and exam, but she annually reviews applicants and grades exams, as well as participates on the Board of Legal Specialization as a committee chair. In addition to maintaining her capital caseload, Julie also provides consultations regarding sentencing in juvenile murder cases, in particular juveniles and youth in the adult criminal system facing life without parole.