Former 10th JDC Judge Monty Doggett, 57, died Sunday, March 15, 2009. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University in 1973 and his JD from Loyola University Law School in 1976. He was elected to the 10th JDC bench in 1996 and served until 2004. He taught Paralegal and Pre-Law courses at Northwestern State as an adjunct professor and served as a Natchitoches Parish Indigent Defender, 1983-1984, a City Court Indigent Defender, 1994-1996, and a Natchitoches Parish Juvenile Defender, 1994-1996. He served as judge ad hoc for the City Court of Natchitoches and was a member of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Association. He was a co-founder of the Natchitoches Parish Juvenile Teen Court Program and Natchitoches Truancy Court. Additionally, he was a member of the Natchitoches Parish Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Assocation.