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, 2020

Vance Center Authors Report on Justice in the Americas Amidst COVID-19

The Vance Center, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium, published the report “Justice in the times of COVID-19, Challenges to the Judiciary in Latin America & the Caribbe... Read More

November 30, 2020

Vance Center Launches Africa Pro Bono Series

In partnership with South Africa’s and Nigeria’s Public Interest Law Partnership (PILP), and the Pro Bono Clearing House, the Vance Center began the first Africa Pro Bono Series, ... Read More

November 30, 2020

Women in the Profession Program Reports on Domestic Violence during the Pandemic

The Vance Center and international law firm Paul Hastings produced the report “A New COVID-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rising in Latin America”, assessing how Latin America governments and civi... Read More

December 7, 2020 10:00 am–11:30 am

Justice in the time of COVID-19: Challenges to the Judiciary in Latin America & the Caribbean

The declaration of states of emergency and adoption of emergency measures across Latin American and the Caribbean in response to the COVID-19 pandemic immediately affected and continue to affect ... Read more

December 7, 2020 10:00 am–11:30 am

Justicia en los tiempos de COVID-19: Desafíos del Poder Judicial en América Latina y el Caribe

La declaración de estados de emergencia y la adopción de medidas de emergencia en América Latina y el Caribe en respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19 afectó de inmediato y continúa afectando ... Leer más