Ephriam, who hosts Justice with Judge Mablean, was the first African American woman to have a nationally televised court show. A former Los Angeles prosecuting attorney, she also served as a lead attorney in L.A.’s inaugural Domestic Violence Unit.
When Mablean first opened her private family law practice, however, money was so tight that her young children worked as her employees. A 10-year-old Paxton would serve as her legal secretary, typing up court briefs while her older brothers filed court documents and assisted in serving subpoenas. Inspired by those beginnings, the series will center on a tenacious but tender working-class black mother who, like Ephriam,