Monroe City Court Chief Judge Daryl Blue, 56, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. He was first elected to the Monroe City Court bench in 2002 and had recently been appointed as the court’s chief administrative judge. He graduated from Southern University School of Law in 1979, serving on the Moot Court Board. He entered into the practice of law with the North Louisiana Legal Assistance Corporation in Ouachita Parish and served with the Indigent Defender Board. He also served as assistant prosecuting attorney for the City of Monroe. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois in 1973 and 1976, respectively. He was involved in a number of area community and legal organizations and received the Volunteer Lawyers Pro Bono Award for donating the most free legal hours to the poor, elderly and disadvantaged.