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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February 26, 2021

Vance Center-Latin Lawyer Annual Pro Bono Survey Receives Record Response

Latin Lawyer published the 2020 annual survey of pro bono practice in Latin America, which it conducts with the Vance Center, for the 13th year. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, a record-br... Read More

February 26, 2021

Vance Center Leads Discussion on Global Trends in Women’s Incarceration

The Vance Center organized two online workshops with members of its Women in Prison Network (WIP), focused on how a recent study of the causes and consequences of women’s incarceration in Sierr... Read More

February 26, 2021

Vance Center Implements Support for the Guatemalan Association of Judges for Integrity

The Vance Center organized a series of virtual engagements with the Guatemalan Association of Judges for Integrity, seeking to strengthen the Association’s institutional capacity and judicial i... Read More