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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January 31, 2023

Vance Center Gains New Capacity

The Vance Center expanded its staff and its advisory committee. Read More

January 31, 2023

Pro Bono Survey Shows Ever Growing Commitment to Pro Bono Practices

Latin Lawyer published this month the results of the 2022 annual survey of pro bono practice in Latin America, which it conducts jointly with the Vance Center. Read More

January 31, 2023

Vance Center Gains Support to Expand Lawyers for Reporters

First Look Institute provided a grant of $957,000 to the Vance Center to support Lawyers for Reporters, an initiative providing pro bono legal representation to local journalism organizations in ... Read More

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February 22, 2023 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Panel discussion and Q&A: “Ukraine – Responses to Atrocity Crimes”

As the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine approaches, it is clear that the war and atrocities in Ukraine have galvanized the world and the legal profession. Please join the Vance Center... More information