• October 14, 2015

    Getting Upstream of Poverty

    Please join us at Pisgah Legal’s 5th Annual Poverty Forum where health care visionary Dr. Rishi Manchanda will lead a community conversation about the connection between health and poverty.

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  • One in four NC children

    More NC Children Living in Poverty

    According to a new study, the numbers have increased by 25 percent since 2008.

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  • Clerks Assist Attorneys, Gain Experience

    Law Clerks Get Hands-On Experience

    Students from law schools around the state and the country spend their summers learning about poverty law at Pisgah Legal.

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    The Good that You Can Do

    Make a tax-deductible gift to Pisgah Legal Service and change the lives of local people for the better.

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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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Our Impact on Western North Carolina



people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2014



million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2014



local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients



victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2014

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil Smith 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.

Yolanda Bopp

Yolanda is a beloved Latina leader in the region. She helps low-income immigrants meet their most basic needs, and has been a legal assistant for PLS since 2002.

Don & Marjorie Locke

Don and Marjorie are local activists in Asheville and long-time supporters of PLS. Don is also former President of the PLS Board of Directors.

Tom Siekman

Tom is a board member of Pisgah Legal Services. A retired corporate lawyer, he also volunteers as a MAVL attorney providing advice to clients on Pisgah’s Hotline.

Ray Reiser

Ray is a retired attorney who volunteers each week to prevent unlawful evictions and foreclosures and help clients with consumer issues.

Latest News & Events


5th Annual Poverty Forum: Getting Upsteam of Poverty

Tickets Are Now Available! Please join us for Pisgah Legal’s 5th Annual Poverty Forum Getting Upstream of Povertyfeaturing Dr. Rishi Manchanda Wednesday, October 14, 2015Diana Wortham Theatre, Downtown Asheville 5:30pm – Cocktail Reception with Dr. Manchanda7:00pm – Forum Tickets: $50/person…


Sing Out! for Justice

Mainstay and Pisgah Legal Services present SING OUT! FOR JUSTICEA Celebration to Benefit The Henderson County Family Justice Center Featuring Emmy-Nominated Singer Kat Williams Thursday, October 1, 20155:30 PM at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown125 S. Main Street, Hendersonville Tickets:…


Fall 2015 Newsletter

How does living in poverty affect our clients’ health? Here’s just one example. In our Fall Newsletter, De’Shae and her family says the mold in their rental apartment is making it difficult for them to breathe, but they don’t have…