Harnais honored by Quincy Bar Association

Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014
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MBA Treasurer Robert W. Harnais (center) accepts the Quincy Bar Association's 2014 Alfred P. Malaney Award with his family

Massachusetts Bar Association Treasurer Robert W. Harnais was honored with the 2014 Alfred P. Malaney Award at the Quincy Bar Association annual dinner on June 5 at the Tirrell Room in Quincy.

The award, named for Malaney, a long-time Quincy attorney who passed away unexpectedly, is presented to an attorney for distinguished legal services. The honor is commonly referred to as the "Man of the Year Award."

A general practitioner, Harnais concentrates on criminal law, family law, real estate, labor and consumer law. A member of the Norfolk County Bar Association, Harnais has served as a member of the Race and Ethnic Advisory Board for the Massachusetts courts and the American Planning Board.

A past MBA secretary and vice president, Harnais has volunteered his service to the association for many years. The chair of the MBA's Diversity Task Force, Harnais has sat on the MBA's House of Delegates since 2006 and has been a member of the MBA's Executive Management Board. Harnais has also served as co-chair of the MBA Task Force on Diversity. He will become MBA President-elect on September 1, 2014.