news of the next
clant criminal law conference
will be posted here
The "Bali Conference" as it is known, was launched 34 years ago back in 1987 at the Sanur Beach Hotel by local Darwin criminal practitioners. Before you could say "not guilty" the concept had taken on a national flavour.
The Bali Conference now has the reputation of being Australia's premier criminal legal conference and attracts delegates from all jurisdictions in Australia and from overseas.
Mourning the loss of my dear friend, "big sister" and business partner. Having organised the previous five CLANT conferences together, Lyn, you are here with me in spirit for the 18th conference in 2022!
I can't believe it's not Bali: Lockdowns and Lockups
2022 keynote speaker:
Phillip Boulten SC
Former keynote speakers:
1997 Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG
1999 Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE QC
2001 Justice Lex Lasry AM QC
2003 Julian Burnside AO QC
2005 Ian Barker QC
2007 Robert Richter QC
2009 Mr Noel Pearson
2011 Mr Patrick Dodson
2013 Major Dan Mori
2015 Walter Sofronoff QC
2017 Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC QC
2019 George Georgiou QC
2022 Phillip Boulten SC
The 2022 CLANT conference coincides with both a global pandemic that has seen an immediate reimagining around the practice and procedures of criminal law both home and abroad; and importantly, it also coincides with the 31st Anniversary of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
It took about 30 days for the pandemic to create real change in the processes surrounding the manner we practice criminal law, yet in 31 years we have seen little change or any meaningful improvement in access to justice for First Nations people. This conference looks to focus on what we can do to improve the criminal justice system, starting by looking in our own backyard.