Regulation Directory project - Vietnam

Legal Jurisdictions

Divided into municipalities and provinces, and while all are under one central control, local custom does often dictate law practices. Municipalities include: Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho, Da Nang, and Hai Phong. There are approx. 60 provinces.

Lawyer Title(s)


Regulator(s) of Admission

Regulated by the Ministry of Justice and by various bar societies in each province. Vietnam Bar Federation was formed in 2009, and membership is available to all lawyers working in Vietnam. The Bar association of the area in which the lawyer practices issues a license to the member.


Regulator(s) of Practice

Regulated by the Ministry of Justice and monitored by regional bar societies.


Disciplinary Authorities

Ministry of Justice after investigation and recommendation from regional bar society of the accused.


Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Ministry of Justice



Primary Legislative Source

LAW On Lawyers (No. 65/2006/QH11)