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THE
VANCE
CENTER

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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November 30, 2021

Guatemalan Judges Visit the Vance Center

Members of the Guatemalan Association of Judges for Integrity (AGJI) visited the New York City Bar Association building to meet with members of the Vance Center Committee, the Association’s Int... Read More

November 30, 2021

Environment Program Supports Expert Amicus in Historic Indigenous Rights Case

The Vance Center Environment Program facilitated the presentation of an expert amicus brief in support of the constitutional rights of two Indigenous communities before the Constitutional Court o... Read More

September 29, 2021

Environment Program Assists UN Expert on the Right to Science

The Vance Center Environment Program assisted the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics, Dr. Marcos Orellana, in preparing a report delivered to the United Nations Human Ri... Read More