Bonnie Monique Youn

Bonnie Monique Youn

Legal Recruiting Manager, Talent Cultivator & Career #DreamMaker
  • Immigration Law
  • Georgia, Massachusetts
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Summary

Bonnie is a Legal Recruiting Manager with The RMN Agency, recognized by the Daily Report as Atlanta’s top legal recruiting firm for the past 5 years in a row (2016 - 2020). Bonnie joined the team in May 2016 and works confidentially with legal candidates, listening and providing counseling to get them to the next stage of their careers. She specializes in distilling aspirations and goals, conducting resume review, preparing lateral partner questionnaires, business development sheets, and interview coaching. She is also the liaison for a number of employer accounts.

Ethnically Korean but born in the Philippines, Bonnie began her legal career as a Staff Attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. She then began practicing as an immigration attorney in 1997, eventually founding her own boutique firm, the Youn Law Group. After nearly twenty years, she joined The RMN Agency to leverage her extensive networking and social media skills as a legal recruiter.

Bonnie has served as Past President and is a long time Board member of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA). She has organized hundreds of legal programs and is an integral part of planning the Annual GAPABA Gala which regularly draws dozens of General Counsel, judges and elected officials. She is also a former Board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA).

Recognized locally and nationally as community leader, she was selected in 2013 as a White House Cesar Chavez Community Champion of Change for her work in Immigration Reform. She led teams that organized the 2012 and 2013 GA Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Legislative Day. In 2012, she worked closely with the White House Initiative on AAPIs to organize its SE Regional Action Summit.?

Bonnie attended Boston University School of Law (1994) and Brown University (1991). She is married to her husband Prof. Frank McDonald (Emory Univ.) and they have two cats, Pancake and Waffles.

Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D.
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Brown University
B.A. (1991) | English & American Literature
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Speaking Engagements
GAPABA Law Student Webinar: Preparing for Summer 2020 in Light of COVID-19
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
Awards
2020 Han C. Choi Mentor Award
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
2020 KABA-GA Community Service Award
Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA)
2013 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia
Georgia Asian Times
2013 Cesar Chavez Community Champion of Change (Immigration Reform)
White House Champion of Change
2012 Outstanding Asian American Alumni
Brown University
Professional Associations
Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA)
Former Board Member | Former Communications Chair | Current Member
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Georgia State Bar  # 781445
Member
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Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA)
Board Member | Communications Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Legal Recruiting/Law Jobs/Lateral Moves
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Recruiting Manager for The RMN Agency, Atlanta's Top Legal Recruiting Firm
Contact & Map
The RMN Agency
1430 West Peachtree St., NW, Ste. 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
Telephone: (678) 426-3183
Cell: (770) 335-0029
Monday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed