October Training: Seminar On The New General Assistance Law

MTA is hosting an in-depth training seminar on the new General Assistance law passed in last Spring’s Legislative Session. The changes in the law are quite substantial.

This will take place Wednesday, October 25 from 2-4:30 both virtually and in-person at the Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett. Following the in-person seminar, a reception sponsored by Airdo Werwas will take place from 4:30-5:30. The tickets for the seminar are $25 for MTA Members and $35 for non-members and you can purchase tickets here.

Here is a description of the program and information on our presenters:

Traditionally, General Assistance has been the program of “last resort.” Effective January 1, 2024, Public Act 103-0192 will significantly expand the scope of services that townships may provide under General Assistance programs. It will also implement changes to eligibility requirements for immigrants and non-citizens, as well as for persons who have been convicted of drug-related felonies. This session, led by expert township attorneys, will provide an in-depth discussion of these amendments with a focus on practical considerations to ensure your township is well-prepared to navigate these important changes to the Township and Public Aid Codes.

Michael Airdo is a founding Member of Airdo Werwas, LLC. His practice focuses on the handling of complex civil litigation matters, including those involving local governments, not-for-profit entities, educational facilities, and trade associations. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to his legal practice. Michael proudly serves as legal counsel to Hanover Township, Palatine Township, Dundee Township, Shields Township, and the Fox River Water Reclamation District. He served on the Village of Bartlett Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011 and as Mayor of Bartlett from 2011 to 2013.

Mark Kimzey is a senior associate at Airdo Werwas, LLC. His practice focuses on representing public and private sector clients in a range of civil litigation matters, including complex tort defense, professional liability, civil rights, employment law, and commercial disputes. He also frequently advises public officials, executives, and other stakeholders on legal matters affecting their organizations. Mark holds both a law degree and an M.P.A., which he earned through a joint degree program at IIT’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a regular speaker and author on topics related to his practice.