Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed an assistant state attorney general and a family-law specialist yesterday to seats on the Baltimore District Court.
Appointed were Nathan Braverman, 44, an assistant attorney general with the state's insurance fraud division, and Miriam B. Hutchins, 47, who adjudicates child-custody cases and other domestic matters for the city Circuit Court.
Braverman, who has worked in the attorney general's office for nine years, and Hutchins, a domestic equity master since 1990, are both Baltimore residents.
They fill vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Audrey J. Carrion to the Circuit Court and the death of Judge Martin Kircher.
One of the six unsuccessful finalists for the two vacancies was Catherine Curran O'Malley, an assistant Baltimore County state's attorney who is the wife of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and daughter of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.
The District Court's docket generally consists of minor civil and criminal matters. District judges serve 10-year terms and must be confirmed by the state Senate.
District Court judgeships pay $101,800 per year.