Madison County Associate Judge Nelson Metz will retire April 6, it was announced on Friday.
Interested applicants must submit two original applications to the director of the administrative office of the Illinois courts.
A 30-day period to file an application ends at 4 p.m. on April 2.
Application forms are available in the fourth floor office of the chief judge in the Madison County Courthouse or from the administrative office of the Illinois Courts, or by www.state.il.us/court.
The chief judge ordered interested attorneys not to submit their applications electronically or by fax.