Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

For the most up-to-date and complete information please see the State Department’s judicial assistance web page.

The Caribbean portions of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten are parties to the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents.  Public documents and notarial acts need only get an apostille to be used.  The Consulate General cannot issue Apostilles. For more information, see the State Department’s Apostille circular.

The U.S. Consulate General Curacao, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the persons or firms on the English-speaking attorneys list. Inclusion on the lists is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Consulate General Curacao. The order in which the names appear has no significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise, and language ability are provided directly by persons/firms.

For a list of English-speaking attorneys by island, please contact the consulate directly at ACSCuracao@state.gov or click one of the following links: Curacao (PDF 283 KB), Aruba (PDF 282 KB), St. Maarten, (PDF 280 KB) and Bonaire, Saba, and St. Eustatius (PDF 280 KB).

For more information about U.S. citizens arrested in the Dutch Caribbean open the attached information sheet (PDF 112 KB).