Judge of the Circuit Court
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Youlee Yim


Occupation: Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Occupational Background: Oregon Department of Justice, Senior Assistant Attorney General (2004-2007), Assistant Attorney General (1992-1994); US District Court, Los Angeles, California, Staff Attorney (1999-2004); District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, New York, Deputy Bureau Chief, Assistant District Attorney (1994-1998); Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland, Oregon, Staff Attorney (1989-1992)

Educational Background: Wellesley College, B.A. in Economics and Urban Planning (1986); University of Washington School of Law, J.D. (1989)

Prior Governmental Experience: See Occupational Background

Community Involvement: Portland Planning Commission; Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Volunteer Rape Victim Advocate; Oregon State Bar (Leadership College, Public Service Advisory Committee, Constitutional Law Executive Committee, Criminal Jury Instructions Committee); Korean American Citizens League, Board Member

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Intelligent & Experienced
With eighteen years of varied criminal law experience, as a prosecutor and a defense attorney, Judge You has the broad experience and knowledge of the law needed in our courts. That is one of the reasons the Multnomah Bar Association rated her "Highly Qualified."

Tough & Fair
Judge You has handled complicated and serious felonies in Oregon, New York, and California. Working as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney has provided her with a balanced perspective. She has the judicial temperament, compassion, and decisiveness necessary to be fair, yet firm, with the parties who appear before her.

"My family came to this country and worked hard to achieve success. I am very thankful for the opportunities I have had in my life, and that background has formed the foundation of my commitment to public service and my understanding of the importance of ensuring that all people have fair access to the justice system."

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