Legal Assistance

Americans traveling or living in Laos are subject to the laws of the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos. Please bear in mind that the Embassy has limited jurisdiction in the assistance it can provide to Americans with legal problems in Laos. Consular officer are only authorized to supply Americans with a list of attorneys. Consular officers cannot serve as an attorney or provide legal advice. In addition, the U.S. government cannot pay for the legal fees or other expenses of an American with legal problems. While a consular officer will do whatever he/she can to protect your legitimate interests and ensure you are not discriminated against under local law, a consular officer does not have the authority to release prisoners, to provide guarantees of their comportment, or to provide funds for bail.

The U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in this list on professional credentials, areas or expertise and language ability is provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association or the local licensing authorities.

List of Attorneys (PDF 291 KB)