Justice Dean Mildren AM RFD

The Hon. Brian Ross Martin

Dean Mildren was appointed as an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 2013.  Prior to his appointment he served as a Justice of the Court from 1991 - 2013.

At the time of his appointment as a Justice he was Member of the Northern Territory Bar Association having been a barrister since 1980.

Justice Mildren was appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 1983 and was President of the Northern Territory Bar Association from 1987 -1991 having been Vice-President from 1989 - 1990.

Justice Mildren was President of the Northern Territory Law Society from 1979 - 1981 and from 1973 - 1975. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Northern Territory Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee from 1983 - 1988, Chairman of the Northern Territory Planning Appeals Committee from 1979 - 1985, Chairman of the Northern Territory Council of Law Reporting from 1993 - 1995 and President of the Northern Territory Law Reform Committee from 1991 - 1997.

Justice Mildren was a Colonel in the Australian Army Legal Corps (ARES) from 1992 - 1996, after being a Lieutenant Colonel from 1980 - 1992. He was a Judge Advocate from 1986 - 1996 and was a Defence Force Magistrate from 1986 - 1991. Justice Mildren was also the Chief legal Officer of the 7th Military District (Ares) from 1975 - 1986.

Justice Mildren lectures part-time at the Northern Territory University having been appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the University in 1997.

Justice Mildren was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for significant service to the judiciary and to the law in the Northern Territory.

 

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