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 31, 2018

Vance Center Launches “Keep Families Together” Initiative

In response to the family separation crisis arising from the U.S. Department of Justice “zero tolerance” policy, the Vance Center has launched “Keep Families Together”, an initiative  to... Read More

From Left: Ciro Colombara,Gerardo Bello,Paula Samper, Constanza Alvial, Jorge Escobedo and Marcia Maack Photo Credit: Julissa Saragoza Arroyo
July 31, 2018

Vance Center Participates in Pro Bono Conference in Costa Rica Focused on Refugees

Vance Center Committee members Marcia Tavares Maack (Mayer Brown LLP) and David Flechner (Allen & Overy LLP), along with Director of Pro Bono Partnerships Jorge Escobedo, represented the Vanc... Read More

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July 31, 2018

Vance Center Participates in Environmental Law Colloquium in Glasgow

Environment Program Senior Attorney Maria Antonia Tigre recently spoke at the 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium: “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: ... Read More

December 6, 2018 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

The Challenge of Elections at Home and Abroad: Making Democracy Great (Again)

Rokey Suleman, currently executive director of elections for Richland County in South Carolina, has worked overseas on elections in places including Egypt, Russia, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Macedo... Please Register Here