SALT LAKE CITY — Julie Lund, an assistant attorney general, has been appointed as a juvenile court judge in the 3rd District Court.

Lund is the chief of the child protection division for the Utah Attorney General's Office and also serves as co-chairwoman of the Children' Justice Center Salt Lake planning committee and as a member of the center's advisory board.

"Julie has built a reputation as a tireless and devoted advocate for Utah's children," Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement announcing his choice to replace Judge Sharon P. McCully, who retired in September. "In addition to her distinguished legal career, she has been actively involved in her community for more than 20 years."

Lund's appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate.

— Lisa Riley Roche