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
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
Sept. 1, 2014.