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How to Handle Mental Health Issues of Clients and Beneficiaries

  • April 03, 2019
  • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
  • Butterfield Country Club - 2800 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


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Speaker: MacKenzie A. Hyde, Clark Hill PC
Topic: How to Handle Mental Health Issues of Clients and Beneficiaries

MCLE, CFP and CPE credits are approved for this session. 

Presentation Overview:  

Review certain disorders identified in the DSM-V that attorneys commonly confront in estate planning & estate/trust administration - speaker will offer tips to protect attorneys and their clients from the effects disorders can have on representation. Also discussed is applicability of Rule 1.14 to client relationships in which attorneys represent a fiduciary or beneficiary.

Speaker Biography:

MACKENZIE A. HYDE is a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Chicago office. MacKenzie concentrates in contested guardianships and estates as well as fiduciary litigation and estate administration. MacKenzie is frequently appointed by judges in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem in disabled estates and Special Administrator in decedents estates.  

MacKenzie has been selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list every year since 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

MacKenzie routinely guest lectures at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work on guardianship and third party decision-making. She has also made numerous presentations to both professional and community groups and published several articles on topics related to her practice.

MacKenzie graduated from Loyola University School of Law where she participated in the Elder Law Clinic. In the clinic MacKenzie represented petitioners and respondents in guardianship proceedings and also served as a Guardian Ad Litem. Prior to law school, MacKenzie taught elementary school in North Lawndale, a neighborhood on Chicago’s west side, through the national teaching program, Teach for America. While teaching, MacKenzie earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University.

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Additional Details:

- Networking begins at 7:15 a.m.
- Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.
- Speaker Presentation at 8:00 a.m.
- Meeting concludes at 9:00 a.m.

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