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    Jazz for Justice Tickets Are On Sale!

    Tickets for our Jazz for Justice and 40th Anniversary celebration are selling fast! Don’t miss out on this incredible event featuring special remarks from Gene Nichol and honoring community members and volunteers for their dedication to the work of providing free legal services to the most vulnerable in our communities.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Declines DACA Case

    Pisgah Legal Services continues to work with DACA clients and other immigrants in WNC whose futures remain uncertain. 

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  • Living Without Retirement Savings

    For many, the dream of retiring is just that – a  dream. Many seniors must continue to work in their “golden years” just to survive. As Baby Boomers age the problem is only getting worse. 

    Read It in The Atlantic
  • New Debtor Rights Project for Madison County

    This new Pisgah Legal project helps shield low-income clients, like Martha, from aggressive debt collectors and protects exempt income so they can cover their basic needs. Martha says, “I was at the point where it was pay the credit card bills or eat. Pay the credit card bills or have my medication.”

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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a nonprofit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable people in WNC: disadvantaged children, seniors, at risk families & domestic violence victims.


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Make a tax-deductible contribution to Pisgah Legal Services and know that your donation is going to help local people right here in our mountains.




We need you! Whether you are a lawyer or a member of the community who wants to give back, there are many different ways that you can get involved.


Our Impact on Western North Carolina



people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2016



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2016



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2016

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil are Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign. Phil is an attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm, and Pat is the retired executive director of CFWNC.

Joanne Gaylord

Joanne's friendly face is often the first folks see as they enter the Asheville office. She has been Pisgah Legal's receptionist for 15 years.

Lyn & Tom Leslie

Lyn & Tom are long-time supporters of Pisgah Legal Services and owners of Leslie and Associates. They are lead supporters of The Children's Law Project.

Russell Shuler

Russell is an advertising veteran, with 30+ years experience as an art/creative director. He uses his creative expertise to help raise funds for Pisgah Legal.

John Noor

John is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens who also volunteers pro bono as a MAVL attorney with Pisgah Legal, helping survivors escape domestic violence.

Latest News & Events

Jazz for Justice and 40th Anniversary Celebration

Pisgah Legal’s Jazz for Justice will feature gourmet food and drink, live jazz entertainment by The Rich Willey Jazz Band, special remarks from Gene Nichol and an award ceremony to honor our supporters dedicated to providing free civil legal aid…


Immigration Lunch & Learn – March 23

Join Pisgah Legal Services immigration law experts for a lunch session to learn how changes to immigration policies and enforcement are affecting our neighbors. Friday, March 23rd | 12-1:30pm Trinity Episcopal Church 60 Church St.| Downtown Asheville Suggested Donation: $10/person Lunch provided by Green Opportunities…


Feb. 16 Landlord/Tenant Law & Ethics CLE

28th Judicial District Bar Current Topics in Landlord/Tenant Law & Ethics CLE February 16, 2018 – 8:30am -1:15pm First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Pisgah Legal Services and the 28th Judicial District Bar will co-host a Landlord/Tenant…