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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September 29, 2019

Lawyers Council Focuses on Judicial Appointments in Guatemala

A delegation of the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights undertook an assessment of the judicial appointment process in Guatemala, following on a similar effort in Peru.  Read More

September 29, 2019

Vance Center Hosts Panel on Business and Human Rights Arbitration

The Vance Center’s Human Rights and Access to Justice Program held a panel on the effectiveness of arbitration to resolve business and human rights disputes, at the New York City Bar Associatio... Read More

July 29, 2019

Vance Center Meets Transparency International Latin American Chapters

A delegation of nine representatives of Latin American chapters of Transparency International met with New York City Bar Association President Roger Maldonado, Vance Center Latin American Policy ... Read More