Both a former prosecutor & public defender
Both a former prosecutor & civil rights lawyer
The governor appoints a judge from the governor-appointed Maryland Judicial Nominating Commission’s shortlist, who must then be confirmed by the Maryland State Senate to serve a one-year term. Judges then face a retention election during the next statewide general election to serve a 10-year term.
Selection method sources:
Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map; Maryland Government, Judicial Nominating Commissions