How we help Prisoner and family support Prisoner and family FAQs How do I find a lawyer? Can you recommend a good one? As a welfare charity, we are not able to recommend lawyers or give legal advice. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office can provide a list of English-speaking lawyers in each country but Prisoners Abroad is not able to vouch for their credibility. Some countries may provide court appointed lawyers if the prisoner is unable to afford a private lawyer.