HELENA – Montana’s Judicial Nomination Commission has named the finalists for Associate Justice on the Montana Supreme Court.

The five applicants include Ingrid Gayle Gustafson, James Gebhard Hunt, Micheal F. Lamb, William Russell McElyea and Martha Sheehy.

The applicants will be interviewed in Helena on Nov 16. The interviews are open to the public, however no public comment will be taken.

The commission will forward the names of three to five nominees to the governor for appointment.

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The position is subject to election in 2018. The successful candidate will serve until January 2023.


  1. We, Debra Louttit and Daniel McKay, believe Michael Lamb is the best person for the job. We have known Mike for 25 years. We have always found him to be pragmatic, highly intelligent, articulate and fair in his assessments of given situations.

    . We have always found Mike to be highly intelligent, pragmatic, and fair.