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, 2022

Vance Center Co-Sponsors Diversity Event on The Power of General Counsels

The Women in the Profession program co-hosted with TelevisaUnivision, AbogadasMX, and SoftBank Latin America Fund a hybrid event entitled “The Power of General Counsel's in Promoting Diversity ... Read More

April 29, 2022

Vance Center Supports Amicus Filing Challenging Brazil’s Amnesty Law

The Human Rights and Access to justice Program contributed to a recently-filed amicus brief challenging the application of Brazil’s 1979 amnesty law to crimes against humanity. The case comes i... Read More

March 31, 2022

Vance Center Honors Keep Families Together Partners

The Vance Center last month held the second annual awards ceremony honoring 13 law firms from Angola, Central America, Dominican Republic and Ecuador for their participation in the Keep Families ... Read More