Kevin Maltby Receives Excellence in the Law Pro Bono Award
SPRINGFIELD — Bacon Wilson announce that attorney Kevin Maltby is a recipient of 2017’s Excellence in the Law Pro Bono Award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. He was recognized for his pro bono efforts in connection with the Springfield District Court’s Lawyer for a Day program.
With the support of the Hampden County Bar Assoc., Maltby led the 2012 effort to establish the weekly program, and he is currently working on significant expansion of pro bono services offered by the Hampden County Legal Clinic. He was inspired to initiate the Lawyer for a Day program after taking note of numerous people trying to represent themselves in court, often unsuccessfully, due to their unfamiliarity with the law and court procedures.
In Maltby’s interview with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, he humbly refers to the program as “just a place to get an answer.” But colleagues know the program is much more than that. Upon learning of the award, Bacon Wilson’s managing partner, Kenneth Albano, noted that “the Lawyer for a Day program led by attorney Maltby and the Hampden County Bar Association’s Legal Clinic is an incredibly valuable — and successful — service to our community. The program provides free counsel to many people who have nowhere else to turn for legal advice. Bacon Wilson is proud of Kevin’s long record of service to our community, and we are very pleased to see him get the recognition he so richly deserves.”
In addition to the District Court Lawyer for a Day program, Maltby contributes his time to numerous other pro bono programs, including the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. Dial-a-Lawyer program, and the Hampden County Bar Assoc. Lawyer on the Line program. He is the current president of the Hampden County Bar Assoc., where he also serves on the pro bono committee. He is a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s standing advisory committee on professionalism, and is an adjunct professor at Bay Path University, where he teaches advanced litigation.