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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September 22, 2023

Access to Justice Practicum Returns with Second Cohort from Brazil, Chile and Peru

The Brazilian chapter of the Vance Center’s Women in the Profession Program, Women in Law Mentoring, and Pro Bono Network of the Americas clearinghouse members in Chile and Peru this mon... Read More

August 25, 2023

Observations from the Brazilian Amazon: Attending “O Chamado do Cacique Raoni”

At the end of July, I traveled to the Xingu Indigenous Park, a recognized and protected Indigenous territory in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, to attend the event “O Chamado do Cacique Ra... Read More

July 31, 2023

Women in the Profession Program Launches Ethiopian Chapter

The Vance Center’s Women in the Profession (WIP) program has expanded its network with the launch of a new chapter in Ethiopia.

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September 28, 2023 7:00 pm

Presentación del Diagnóstico sobre la Independencia del Sistema Judicial en Colombia (Evento en español)

El jueves, 28 de septiembre de 2023, la Federación Latinoamericana de Magistrados (FLAM), el Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, la Corporación de Jueces y Magistrados de Colombia ... Más información y registro

October 11, 2023

The Lawyer as Rule-of-Law Activist: Activating the Next Generation

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