2021 keynote speaker:

Phillip Boulten SC


The "Bali Conference" as it is known, was launched 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.  Except, this time it's in DARWIN - CLANT's home soil!!

Present Patron of CLANT
The Honourable Justice Dean Mildren AC RFD QC

Justice Mildren is currently an Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. 

Justice Mildren replaces the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell AC, a judge of the High Court of Australia, as Patron. 

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

In the event of COVID 19 lockdown, the conference will be rescheduled to a future date to be advised.  We will endeavour to provide refunds where possible or transfer your registration to the new date.

We strongly suggest you obtain appropriate insurances.

We will be taking all necessary precautions throughout the conference to ensure everyone is safe!