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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December 20, 2019

Vance Center Participates in International Mission to Guatemala

Vance Center Latin America Policy Manager Jaime Chavez Alor joined representatives from the International Legal Assistance Consortium and The Law Society of England and Wales, in a follow-up miss... Read More

December 20, 2019

Vance Center Supports Launch of Business and Human Rights Working Group

The New York City Bar Association's Working Group on Business and Human Rights began its work to define policies and programs in this increasingly important area. Read More

December 20, 2019

Vance Center Helps Advocate for Sustainable Infrastructure in Angola and Namibia

The Environment Program supported International Rivers in its advocacy on behalf of the indigenous Himba people, who are among the most successful remaining pastoralist peoples on the African con... Read More