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THE
VANCE
CENTER

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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July 30, 2020

Vance Center Supports Guatemalan Civil Society Coalition Against Restrictions on NGOs

The New York City Bar Association recently issued a press release on the report Guatemala: Revisions to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations, produced by the international law firm Paul Weis... Read More

June 30, 2020

City Bar Adopts Policy Statement on Business and Human Rights

The New York City Bar Association adopted a pioneer policy statement on Business and Human Rights. The Vance Center’s Human Rights Program had initiated the process of developing the statement ... Read More

May 29, 2020

Vance Center Pursues Diversity Initiative for the Latin American Legal Profession

The Vance Center and its partner TalentoTotal launched the TotalLAW Prep Program, a collaborative effort engaging law firms, bar associations, law schools, and pro bono clearinghouses to increase... Read More

September 25, 2020 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Evento Virtual “Independencia Judicial y la Participación de las Mujeres en la Judicatura: una Mirada Internacional”

El Vance Center for International Justice del Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Nueva York, la Asociación Internacional de Mujeres Juezas (IAWJ), el Centro Mexicano Pro Bono, y Abogadas MX inv... Registro