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Author: Ellen Yiadom Hoover

Ellen Yiadom Hoover Ellen Yiadom Hoover is a law firm associate in Chicago. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Harvard College. Ellen is interested in counseling law students and junior associates on having impactful careers and in improving diversity in the legal profession.

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Implicit Bias

Confronting implicit bias: What law firms can learn from Starbucks

May 29, 2018

Implicit bias is pervasive.  It is a consequence of our brains’ quest for efficiency.  Instead of laboring over every decision we need to make each day, our brains take shortcuts when making routine decisions.  For example, each time you stop at a red light you don’t contemplate what that means

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Be strategic: How associates can create an impactful law firm experience

September 27, 2017

I wish I had been more thoughtful about my legal career.  When I started my legal career, like many new law firm associates, I did not fully appreciate what it meant to be a law firm associate nor did I have a plan for being successful.  After practicing for several