Giving of oneself—whether it is time, talent or resources—is crucial to making the world in which we live a better place.  While all bar associations, including REBA and its predecessor, the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association, have long recognized  and honored leaders in our profession, lawyers serving and caring in  communities and constituencies outside the legal field are sometimes overlooked. 

The Association’s Board of Directors discerning a need to honor members contributing to their communities outside the legal profession established the Denis Maguire Award for Community Service to recognize outstanding REBA members who, in the estimation of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors through their volunteer endeavors an exemplary sense of caring, initiative and ingenuity.