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Attorney MacKenzie Hyde to Appear on "So You Want to Be an Attorney," Airing on Illinois Law in August 2010

August 3, 2010


– MacKenzie Hyde, an attorney in Clark Hill PLC’s Chicago office, will be featured in a two-part series, set to air on the Chicago Access Network (Channel 21) in August. The series, entitled “So You Want to Be an Attorney,” is presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and is running within Illinois Law, a cable production of the ISBA. Part I, “The Law School Experience,” will air on Tuesdays, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at 10 p.m. Part II, “The Life of a Lawyer,” will air on Tuesdays, Aug. 17 and Aug. 31 at 10 p.m.

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MacKenzie A. Hyde

is an associate attorney in the Litigation Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Chicago office. Hyde concentrates in contested guardianships and estates, as well as fiduciary litigation and estate administration. Hyde represent individuals, medical institutions and financial institutions in all areas of her practice.

In 2009, Hyde co-authored two probate-related articles with Clark Hill member Ray J. Koenig. The Impact of the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (HB 1826) on Probate in Illinois was published in the Chicago Bar Record in September 2009 and Be Careful What you Wish For: Analyzing the “Five Wishes” Advanced Directive was published in the Illinois Bar Journal in May 2009. Hyde also contributed to the Guardianship Litigation chapter in the IICLE 2009 Handbook Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests.

Hyde graduated from Loyola University School of Law where she participated in the Elder Law Clinic. In the clinic Hyde represented petitioners and respondents in guardianship proceedings and also served as Guardian Ad Litem.

Prior to law school, Hyde taught elementary school in North Lawndale, a neighborhood on Chicago’s west side, through the national teaching program, Teach for America. While teaching, Hyde earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Dominican University.

Hyde is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Overture Council.

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