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 29, 2021

Vance Center Analyzes New Environmental Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Environment Program is supporting the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN International)  in a research project to evaluate how it can use the Escazú Agreement, a new environmen... Read More

July 29, 2021

Vance Center and ILAC Assess The Rule of Law in Haiti

The Vance Center and the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) conducted a preliminary assessment of challenges to the rule of law in Haiti, including identifying challenges and opport... Read More

July 29, 2021

The Lawyers Council Hosts Webinar on Anti-corruption Efforts in Latin America

The Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights hosted a regional webinar to consider the main findings of the recently-published Anti-corruption Assessment in Latin America 2020, delineating l... Read More