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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October 30, 2019

Vance Center Conducts Training for Guatemalan Judges

With the support of the Chubb Rule of Law Fund, the Vance Center organized a workshop on international financial transactions and compliance for 50 Guatemalan judges, Read More

October 30, 2019

Vance Center Addresses Women in Prison at African Commission Side Event

The Vance Center’s Human Rights and Access to Justice Program hosted a panel discussion at the Africa NGO Forum preceding the African Commission’s ordinary session in Banjul, The Gambia, on ... Read More

September 29, 2019

Lawyers Council Focuses on Judicial Appointments in Guatemala

A delegation of the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights undertook an assessment of the judicial appointment process in Guatemala, following on a similar effort in Peru.  Read More