Mablean Ephriam, the ninth of ten children born to Robert T. and Mable Ephriam, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, is now known throughout the world as Judge Mablean, since her seven year run as the judge on the FOX television show, Divorce Court. She returns to television September 15, 2014, as the judge in Justice With Judge Mablean, produced by Entertainment Studios and Byron Allen. Please check your local listings for channel and time in your area.
The family migrated to Los Angeles in 1955, allowing Judge Mablean to begin school in Los Angeles. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1967 with honors. She was awarded a four year academic scholarship to Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
After her undergraduate studies, she married and became a mother, delaying her childhood dream, since age thirteen (13) years old, to become a lawyer. During these times, she worked in investment banking at First Western Bank, as a correctional officer at the Federal Women’s Prison, Terminal,\ Island, California and a legal secretary. She never gave up on her dream.
In 1974, she decided it was time to fulfill her dream. She began law school in the Fall of 1974 at Beverly Rubens College of Law (later changed to Whittier College School of Law). Judge Mablean attended law school at night. She continued work during the day as a legal secretary. In her third year of law school, she was employed as a Certified Law Clerk in the Criminal Division of the Office of the City Attorney of Los Angeles. There, she researched, wrote and argued criminal misdemeanor appeals before the Appellate Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court….Read More