The Vance Center provides pro bono legal representation to dozens of social justice organizations and engages hundreds of law firms in this worldwide work, while promoting diversity in the legal profession.

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Areas Of Practice

We provide pro bono legal representation worldwide to dozens of NGOs and international governmental bodies in three areas: human rights and access to justice; environment; and good governance.

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Our Programs

The Vance Center engages lawyers in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the United States, to enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as pursue social justice through pro bono practice.

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June 30, 2023

Vance Center and FECAJUD Organize Regional Workshop to Strengthen Central American Judiciary

The Vance Center and the FederaciĆ³n Centroamericana de Juezas y Jueces por la Democracia (FECAJUD) organized an in-person workshop for judges from Central America and the Caribbean in Guatema... Read More

June 30, 2023

Vance Center Hosts Discussion on Pro Bono Work and Rule of Law in Africa and Latin America

The Vance Center and the Pro Bono Network of the Americas hosted an event on June 5 to explore common challenges to the rule of law in Latin America and Africa and identify ways for the pro bo... Read More

June 30, 2023

Vance Center and Milbank Represent UN Special Rapporteurs in Amicus Brief on Oceans and Climate Change

Together with partner firm Milbank LLP, the Vance Center this month represented three United Nations Special Rapporteurs in an amicus brief submission to the International Tribunal for the Law... Read More