MBA honors Kevin V. Maltby with Community Service Award

Issue July 2013

On June 13, Massachusetts Bar Association president Robert L. Holloway Jr., president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, presented Kevin V. Maltby with an MBA Community Service Award. Maltby, a litigation and employment law attorney at Bacon Wilson PC, in Springfield, accepted the award at the Hampden County Bar Association's annual meeting.

Maltby is an active member of his community and volunteers countless hours helping others. In 2012, he established the Lawyer for a Day program in the Springfield District Court, assisting income-eligible tenants and landlords with court cases every Thursday. He developed the program's model and provided training to attorneys participating in the program. Maltby also created a self-help center for courts throughout the country, through his work on the Hampden County Bar's Self-Help Center taskforce.

Additionally, Maltby participates annually in the Western New England University School of Law Mentor/Mentee program.

"Where the community has given so much to me, I believe that it is important to give back. That is why I am so honored to receive the MBA Community Service Award. The receipt of this award would not have been possible without the immense support from my firm Bacon Wilson PC and the Hampden County Bar Association," Maltby said. "Bacon Wilson PC has encouraged and supported my endeavor to create the District Court Lawyer of the Day Program in the Springfield District Court, as well as other community service activities. The HCBA and the Community Outreach Committee has provided the support and staffing to assist in the implementation of the program. I am truly humbled by their support and the receipt of this award."

Outside of the legal sphere, Maltby continues to give back. With his wife, Liza, Maltby chairs an annual holiday drive for Thom Family and Child Services, an organization dedicated to providing early intervention services for children from birth to age three. The books and toys collected in this drive go to families in need. He also serves on the board of the Longmeadow Montessori Internationale School.

Maltby was nominated to receive the MBA's Community Service Award by the Hampden County Bar Association, of which he is an active member. In addition to his work at Bacon Wilson PC, Maltby is an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path College, teaching classes for the legal studies and paralegal certificate programs.