Former civil rights lawyer
Both a former public defender & civil rights lawyer
The governor appoints justices, who must then be confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate. The chief justice may appoint a temporary justice to serve until the governor’s nominee is confirmed. When first appointed, justices serve a seven-year term. If they are then re-appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate, they serve on the court until the age of 70.
Selection method sources:
Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map