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Allegheny County Family Court Judge Kim Eaton will be honored on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, by Amen Corner with the Judge James R. McGregor Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Community. The Allegheny County Council also will recognize Eaton on Tuesday night.

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Monday, April 7, 2014, 11:00 p.m.

Judge Kim D. Eaton

Noteworthy: Eaton will receive the Judge James R. McGregor Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Community from Amen Corner at the organization's annual Judicial Reception on Tuesday. County Council will honor Eaton for winning the award at its meeting.

Age: 57

Residence: Pleasant Hills

Family: Husband, David Etzi; daughter, Samantha; son, DJ

Occupation: Judge in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division. Eaton was head of the matrimony division at the former Rose, Schmidt, Hasley & DiSalle law firm before her election to the bench.

Education: Eaton graduated from Penn State University in 1978 with a degree in journalism. She attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School and graduated in 1981 as the president of her class.

Quote: “One of the reasons I'm really excited about this award is because it comes from my colleagues, and I can think of no bigger award personally than to have the respect of people I respect.”

— Aaron Aupperlee

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