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Questionnaire for Attorneys

Questionnaire for Attorneys Who Are Willing to Represent U.S. Citizens Abroad

The consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris often receives requests from persons or firms for a list of attorneys in France who are interested in representing them in private legal matters. Increased international trade, travel, cultural exchange and crime have contributed to the greater need of United States citizens to retain competent local attorneys.

If you would like your name to appear on such a list, kindly complete and return this questionnaire. You may wish to retain a copy for your files.

Such lists will be published on the United States embassy website. They are distributed privately upon request to United States citizens in need of legal counsel in France. Inclusion of an attorney’s name on the list is exclusively within the Embassy’s discretion, and the Embassy may remove a person from the list at any time, and may decline to provide a reason. Generally, the lists are revised triennially with interim addendum as needed, to ensure that local counsel are still practicing in the consular district and are willing to represent clients from the United States.

Please include a copy of your license or bar certificate with this application as well as a copy of your inscription on the French “Conseil de l’Ordre des Avocats.”

The required documents, including the questionnaire, may be mailed to our office or sent to our email address: citizeninfo@state.gov.