Bonnie M. Youn
Senior Legal Recruiter
Bonnie M. Youn, Esq. is a passionate networker and social media aficionado. Ethnically Korean but born in the Philippines, she began practicing as an immigration attorney in 1997, eventually founding her own firm, the Youn Law Group, specializing in employment and family based immigration, and deportation proceedings. Having practiced immigration law for nearly twenty years, she made her career move to join The RMN Agency in 2016 to leverage her extensive networking, event planning, and social media skills to help attorneys and legal staff to achieve their dream careers.
Bonnie has served as a Past President and a long time Boardmember for the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA). She was appointed to the ABA Law Referral & Information Services (LRIS) Board from 2013-2014. Bonnie has organized hundreds of bar programs including GAPABA’s New Partners & Counsel Luncheon, Judiciary Committee panel discussions, and most recently the 2016 Annual Gala which had 40 General Counsel from Fortune 1000 companies in attendance. Over the last two decades, she has provided regular guidance and mentoring to law students and young attorneys, and has honed her skill sets in resume review and interview coaching.
Bonnie has also been recognized both locally and nationally as community leader. In March 2013, she was selected as a White House Cesar Chavez Community Champion of Change for her work in Immigration Reform, and was honored by the Georgia Asian Times as one of the most influential Asian Americans in Georgia. She led teams that organized the 2012 and 2013 Georgia Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Legislative Day, gathering the largest number of AAPIs in history at the state Capitol to meet and lobby elected officials.
In 2012, she worked closely with the White House Initiative on AAPIs to organize its Southeast Regional Action Summit at Emory University in Atlanta. The Summit brought together over 500 participants to meet federal agency officials, culminating in a town hall meeting discussing concerns about immigration, healthcare and mental health issues, small business, and housing needs.
Bonnie attended Brown University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English in 1991, and Boston University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1994. In 2012, she was recognized by her alma mater Brown as the Outstanding Asian American alumni.
Favorite Sports Team: Whoever's winning?
Favorite Movie: A tie between Cinema Paradiso and Tampopo
Favorite Role Models: My parents and Malala
Favorite Activities: Networking, Social Media, Photography, Eating, Running very slowly to work off what I've eaten