Dean Mildren was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Northern Territory in 1991.
time of his appointment he was Member of the Northern Territory Bar
Association having been a barrister since 1980.
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.
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.
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.
Mildren lectures part-time at the Northern Territory University having
been appointed as an Adjunct Professor of the University in 1997.