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Articles From Tim Eaton

A Fresh Look at Supervisory Orders

By Tim Eaton and Jonathan B. Amarilio
July
2018
Article
Page 40
The Illinois Supreme Court appears to be more willing to exercise its sweeping supervisory authority to afford relief.

Illinois Supreme Court 2004: Taking on the Tough Issues

By Nancy J. Arnold and Tim Eaton
April
2005
Article
Page 174
Last year the court confronted contentious issues that matter not just to lawyers but to the public at large.

2003 Illinois Supreme Court Civil Cases: Fees and Family Law, “No” to Immunity, and More

By Nancy J. Arnold and Tim Eaton
April
2004
Article
Page 180
A look at last year's leading supreme court civil cases.

The Illinois Supreme Court’s 2002 Civil Cases: A New Court Settles In

By Nancy J. Arnold, Tim Eaton, and Michael T. Reagan
April
2003
Article
Page 172
Our annual review of the leading cases.

Take Pride in Your Profession

By Tim Eaton
June
2002
Column
Page 280
Justice Felix Frankfurter once said in receiving an award: "Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.

Putting Family First

By Tim Eaton
May
2002
Column
Page 224
Jane, Brian, Brent and Amanda; my wife and three children; my family. I have not mentioned them this year in my column.

Supreme Court Review 2001: Getting to Know the New Court

By Nancy T. Arnold, Tim Eaton, and Michael T. Reagan
May
2002
Article
Page 236
A look at the first year's output of the newly reconstituted supreme court.

Appellate Judges and Lawyers: Building the Edifice of Law

By Tim Eaton
April
2002
Column
Page 166
When we were in law school we learned the basic principles of constitutional, criminal, contract, and tort law by studying opinions written in our state and federal reviewing courts.

125 Years of Making a Difference

By Tim Eaton
March
2002
Column
Page 112
Eighty-eight lawyers from 37 counties met in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield on January 4, 1877, to formalize the beginning of the Illinois State Bar Association.

A Matter of Trust

By Tim Eaton
February
2002
Column
Page 60
When I was growing up in Decatur, I had an image of lawyers that has shaped my view of our profession later in life.

Incivility: The Exception, Not the Rule

By Tim Eaton
January
2002
Column
Page 8
A few years ago, as we finished closing arguments in a trial, my opposing counsel came over, shook my hand, and congratulated me on a job well done. I reciprocated with the same compliment.

The Season for Giving

By Tim Eaton
December
2001
Column
Page 618
Tis the Season for giving and lawyers will once again give generously of both their time and money to worthwhile causes. We have a proud tradition of responding to the spirit of this season.

Lawyers Give the Gift of Public Service

By Tim Eaton
November
2001
Column
Page 562
In August we lost a legend in our profession. William G. Clark was a lawyer, a former legislator and legislative leader, a former two-term attorney general and a justice and chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Clark's contributions to the legal profession and to all three branches of Illinois government are too numerous to mention.

A (Former) Young Lawyer Remembers

By Tim Eaton
October
2001
Column
Page 508
Recently I attended the Decatur Bar Association corn roast at Rex Brown's home in Decatur. 

Thank You, Senior Counselors

By Tim Eaton
September
2001
Column
Page 448
On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.

A Preview of the Year Ahead

By Tim Eaton
August
2001
Column
Page 392
My theme this year; in the 125th year of the ISBA; is Take Pride in Your Profession

The Fight Against UPL Continues

By Tim Eaton
July
2001
Column
Page 336
Traditionally, the inaugural President's Page is devoted to the new president's own programs for the coming year or to giving him or her an opportunity to share some personal insights or words of wisdom.

Illinois Supreme Court 2000: The Last Work of the Court as We Knew It

By Nancy J. Arnold and Tim Eaton
April
2001
Article
Page 174
The last body of cases from a court that included Justices Bilandic, Heiple, Miller, and Rathje.

Illinois at Century’s End: The Old, the New, and the Changes Ahead

By Tim Eaton and Nancy J. Arnold
April
2000
Article
Page 202
In its '99 civil decisions, the court continued to exert authority over the way legislation is passed but defer to legislative policy choices.

Illinois Supreme Court Civil ’98: Back to the Nuts and Bolts

By Tim Eaton and Nancy J. Arnold
May
1999
Cover Story
Page 250
Sweeping constitutional questions took a backseat to more prosaic — but still important — matters.

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