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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May 28, 2021

Vance Center Program Featured by NeimanLab

Neiman Lab  recently published a feature article on Lawyers for Reporters, the Vance Center’s initiative, in collaboration with the Press Freedom Defense Fund, to provide pro bono legal repres... Read More

May 28, 2021

Lawyers Council’s Latin America Anticorruption Assessment Receives Widespread Coverage

Media throughout the Americas took note of the Latin America Anticorruption Assessment produced by the Vance Center’s Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights. It delineates legal efforts ... Read More

April 29, 2021

Vance Center Presents at Human Rights Bodies on Women in Prison

The Human Rights and Access to Justice Program made two key presentations to international human rights bodies related to the Women in Prison initiative, which the program has pursued for three y... Read More