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U.S. Citizen Services
Legal Assistance

U.S. Embassies and Consulates are not able to offer legal advice to U.S. citizens abroad. The Department of State provides information regarding Retaining a Foreign Attorney.


List of Attorneys

To assist U.S. citizens abroad, the U.S. Embassy maintains lists of attorneys who have made themselves known to our office. Please refer to the links below for lists of attorneys in Australia.


For an additional list of Attorneys, please refer to:

If you cannot afford an attorney, National Legal Aid may be able to assist you. If the services of your attorney prove unsatisfactory, refer to Complaint Line for contact details of the relevant state bodies.