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    2015 Jazz for Justice Celebration

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    Outreach in Grahamtown

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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 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

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Domestic Violence Video Wins ADDY Award

A video created by Russell Shuler of Brain Hooks Advertising Agency for Pisgah Legal Services has won an ADDY (American Advertising Award). The video won the Silver Award in the Public Service Broadcast/Electronic/Digital category. The video was produced and shown…

Medical Heart

Love Your Health Insurance Event

Join us for “Love Your Health Insurance” Enrollment Event on Valentine’s Day, Sat. Feb. 14th at Pisgah Legal Services’ Asheville office, 62A Charlotte Street. 9am – 5pm. Pisgah Legal Services, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Western Carolina Medical Society…


Celebrate With Us At Jazz for Justice

On March 17th, please join us for Jazz for Justice, our annual celebration that takes place at The Venue in downtown Asheville. The event begins at 5:30pm with a cocktail reception and live jazz music, followed by an awards presentation…