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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October 30, 2018

The Vance Center Celebrates International Pro Bono Excellence

Ted Maynard, Vance Center Chair (Right), Alexander Papachristou, Vance Center Executive Director (Middle Right), David Rohde, ACOS Alliance (Middle Left), Roger Maldonado, New York City Bar Presi... Read More

October 30, 2018

Vance Center Hosts Philippines Commission on Human Rights for Dialogue on Climate Change and Human Rights

The Commissioners during the National Inquiry on Climate Change The Philippines Commission on Human Rights (CHR) met for two days at the New York City Bar Association, hosted by the Vance Center,... Read More

October 30, 2018

Vance Center Supports Media Sensitization on LGBTI Rights in El Salvador

Ernesto Londoño leading the workshop The Vance Center sponsored a workshop in El Salvador with long-time client ALDES, an LGBT rights NGO in El Salvador. Thirty Salvadoran journalists attended t... Read More

December 6, 2018 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

The Challenge of Elections at Home and Abroad: Making Democracy Great (Again)

Rokey Suleman, currently executive director of elections for Richland County in South Carolina, has worked overseas on elections in places including Egypt, Russia, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Macedo... Please Register Here