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 Programs

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 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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April 30, 2024

Environment Program Partners with WECAN on Escazú Agreement Toolkits Launched on Earth Day

The toolkits, covering five countries in the Americas, provide guidance on the rights of women land defenders and offer practical tools to help defend them.

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June 12, 2024 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Reunión híbrida: El ecosistema de activos virtuales en El Salvador

En esta reunión se presenta el informe del Vance Center y Global Financial Integrity, “El ecosistema de activos virtuales en El Salvador: Fortalecimiento de la integridad y la transparenci... Más información y registro