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Mablean Ephriam is the current judge on the television program Divorce Court. She is strict but favors the laws and has no intention of turning the program into a sleazy show like those of Jerry Springer or Maury Povich. While she encourages her litigants to discuss sensitive issues to get to the heart of what is causing the divorce, she is quick to restore order in her courtroom when things get out of hand, and she scolds her litigants for disrespecting each other - or her - in court. Divorce Court is a television program hosted by Judge Mablean Ephriam . ... Gerald Norman Jerry Springer (born February 13, 1944 in Hampstead, England, a suburb of London) is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, who now hosts a television program bearing his name, The Jerry Springer Show. ... Maury Povich publicity shot. ...

She made a short appearance in the film Diary of a Mad Black Woman, portraying (fittingly) a court judge. She will also portray the same character in the film Madea's Family Reunion. Her first name is pronounced "may-BLENE," as in the Chuck Berry song "Maybellene." Diary of a Mad Black Woman movie poster Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a play written by Tyler Perry, which inspired a movie adaptation, starring Kimberly Elise, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson, Steve Harris, and Tyler Perry, who also wrote the play. ... Promotional poster for Madeas Family Reunion Madeas Family Reunion is a screenplay written, directed, and starred by Tyler Perry. ... Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an influential African-American guitarist, singer, and composer, and one of the pioneers of rock & roll music. ...

Mablean Ephriam, Esq., is a native of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Although she had never actually served as a judge before Divorce Court, she has had plenty of experience in and knowledge of the law, and she is also a divorcee herself. She started her law career as a correctional officer in the Women's Division of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and worked as a trial attorney for over 20 years. In 1982, she opened her own law practice, dealing mainly with personal injury and family law cases. Ms. Ephriam was chosen to become the presiding judge of Divorce Court when the current version of the show premiered in 1999. Hazlehurst is a city located in Copiah County, Mississippi. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... The Federal Bureau of Prisons is a subdivision of the United States Department of Justice, and is responsible for the administration of the federal prison system. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...

Judge Mablean Ephriam's trademark phrase on Divorce Court is "Look deep before you leap," advising would-be newlyweds to examine each others' behaviors and attitudes carefully before they decide to marry.

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The Sparks Tribune (621 words)
Judge Mablean Ephriam chose to pursue law so that she might give a voice to those who could not speak for themselves during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Ephriam, whose career is noted for her role as Judge on the television show "Divorce Court," was admitted to practice law by the California Bar and later to the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to her career in law, Ephriam also is a businesswoman, having displayed a spirit of entrepreneurship as owner of Mablean's Limousine Services, co-owner of Jubilane Guest House, a bed and breakfast in Johannesburg, South Africa, and founder of Honoring Unsung Fathers, a program that recognizes the often overlooked achievements of fathers.
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TASF and The Mablean Ephriam Foundation are thrilled to have Mike on board to tickle the funny bone of everyone at the event.
The brainchild of Judge Mablean Ephriam, the H.U.F. Awards were established to bring attention and recognition to everyday fathers who maintain a lifestyle that exemplifies love toward their children, family and community, as well as reflecting the TASF's spirit and vision.
Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur and founder and CEO of the TASF is proud to partner with the Mablean Ephriam Foundation to present the 2nd Annual H.U.F. Awards.
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