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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February 28, 2023

Vance Center Hosts Panel on Public International Law and Atrocities in Ukraine

The Vance Center held a panel discussion at the New York City Bar Association entitled “Ukraine – Responses to Atrocity Crimes.” The panel, taking place about a year after Russia’s inv... Read More

February 28, 2023

Vance Center Mentorship Program Participants Lead Community Legal Information Clinic in South Africa

In support of women of color in the legal profession in South Africa, four mentees from the Vance Center’s Advancing Women in the Workplace mentorship program led a legal information clinic ... Read More

February 28, 2023

Vance Center Organizes Regional Conference on Strategic Litigation on Women in Prison

The Vance Center’s Human Rights and Access to Justice Program held a conference in Bogotá on strategic litigation initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, bringing together more than... Read More

March 29, 2023 10:00 am

Webinar: ¿Qué medidas pueden adoptar los gobiernos para prevenir crímenes financieros utilizando criptoactivos?

Prevención de lavado de dinero: ¿Qué medidas pueden adoptar los gobiernos para prevenir crímenes financieros utilizando criptoactivos? Global Financial Integrity y el Vance Center presentan u... Más información y registro

April 18, 2023 8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Keep Families Together 2023 Awards Ceremony

On April 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. CST/8:00 p.m. EDT, the Vance Center will hold its third annual awards ceremony in Guatemala City honoring law firms from across Latin America and around the world ... More information