Ronna Jablow worked for several years in private practice before finding her true calling in 2004 when she made the transition to dispute resolution. “In mediation, she found a profession that was a near-perfect match for her best, and most prominent, qualities: a keen intellect, an open mind, and an ability to accept and appreciate the widest variety of people without judgment or undue criticism,” says Jablow’s husband, Matt.
A graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Jablow went on to become director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution program for the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Judge Pamela J. White had the opportunity to work with Jablow for seven years, recalling “her good will, her sense of fairness, her good humor in all sorts of trying situations was her hallmark.”
Established in loving memory on February 10, 2016, the Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellowship will provide annual fellowship support for Maryland Carey Law students to work with a community mediation center, and will help continue Jablow’s work in advancing the cause of alternative dispute resolution. “This is a really special opportunity for our students to see mediation in a different context, and to really help individuals solve their disputes,” says Dean Donald B. Tobin.
“I am very excited about the fellowship. I think it brings together two things that were really important to Ronna,” says Professor Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at Maryland Carey Law, who will be responsible for selecting fellowship recipients. “One is the education of law students and second is expanding community mediation and making that partnership between the law and community.”
For more information on the Ronna K. Jablow Fellowship, please contact Assistant Director for Donor Relations and Stewardship Sarah Jackson at 410-706-5458, or visit the Fellowship website.