Two district court judges and a judge on the Utah Court of Appeals will be retiring Dec. 31, 2008, and the state is seeking applications for these positions.

Vacancies will occur in:

• The 4th Judicial District, which includes Juab, Millard, Utah and Wasatch counties, when Judge John Backlund retires.

• The 6th Judicial District, which includes Garfield, Kane, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne counties, with the retirement of Judge David Mower.

• The Court of Appeals, which represents the entire state, upon the retirement of Judge Judith Billings.

A candidate for these posts must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen, a Utah resident for at least five years and able to practice law in this state.

Application packets can be obtained from Margo Bird at 801-578-3800 or through e-mail to margob@email Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 13.