The Vance Center provides pro bono legal representation to civil society organizations worldwide, engaging hundreds of law firms and lawyers across borders to expand access to justice and support an ethically active legal profession.

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Areas Of Practice

We provide high-quality, pro bono legal representation worldwide to dozens of NGOs and international governmental bodies across four programmatic areas: the environment, human rights and access to justice, institutional integrity, and public interest reporting.

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Our Initiatives

The Vance Center implements innovative initiatives designed to provide systemic support for public interest law, strengthen a global culture of pro bono practice, and reduce barriers to a more diverse, equitable legal field.

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May 25, 2024

Vance Center Continues Judicial Independence Series with Conversation on the New York and Mexican Judiciary

The panel was the second part of a series of conversations co-organized with the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana de Abogados) focused on the country's rule of law and judicial independ... Read More

May 23, 2024

Vance Center Submits Amicus Brief on Inter-American Court’s Jurisdiction to Hear Cases of Human Rights Violations in Venezuela

The submission relates to the jurisdiction of the Court to hear cases concerning human rights violations in Venezuela that occurred after Venezuela’s withdrawal from the American Convention ... Read More

May 20, 2024

Vance Center Recognizes 7 Firms at 2024 Michael Cooper Celebration of International Pro Bono Excellence

On May 7, the Vance Center hosted its ninth annual Celebration of International Pro Bono Excellence, recognizing the pro bono achievements of seven firms.

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