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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April 29, 2019

Lawyers Council Focuses on Judicial Appointments in Peru

A delegation of the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights met officials and other lawyers in Peru to observe and offer recommendations on the ongoing process for selecting judicial offici... Read More

April 29, 2019

Vance Center Assists in Landmark Brief in Chilean Supreme Court

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, the Vance Center’s Environment Program coordinated the drafting and filing of a landmark amicus curiae brief before the Chilean Supreme Court. Read More

April 29, 2019

Vance Center Committee Member Recounts Defending Journalists

New York Times Deputy General Counsel and Vance Center Committee member David McCraw and New York Times International Editor Michael Slackman discussed legal help for journalists in danger, at a ... Read More