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    Don't Miss Matthew Desmond

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Author will speak at Pisgah Legal's 13th Annual Justice Forum on Tuesday, October 17th at UNCA. Purchase an Advance Reception Ticket or sign up for the free Forum today, and we'll see you there!

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  • Child Poverty Rate Doubles

    The poverty rate has surged as pandemic protections and child tax credits were ended. Pisgah Legal works with families who struggle to make ends meet and children who are in crisis every day. We need your support to continue to serve them.

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  • Healthcare.gov Enrollment Begins 11/1

    Pisgah Legal is pleased to offer free, unbiased assistance reviewing your options for health insurance through the ACA Marketplace. Open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 - Jan. 15, 2024.

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  • Medicaid Expansion Event

    Pisgah Legal Services recently held a free event for our partners and other nonprofits about the upcoming changes Medicaid expansion will bring to hundreds of thousands of people in NC. Missed the event? Watch it here.

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  • Celebrating 45 Years of Justice and Dignity in WNC

    Read Pisgah Legal's newest Annual Report, a showcase of the programs and people that made justice possible for more than 21,000 folks last year.

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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.

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Our Impact on Western North Carolina

people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2022
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2022
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
survivors of domestic violence and their children helped in 2022

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil are Co-Chairs of the PLS Endowment Campaign. Phil is a retired 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 20 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

Lunch & Learn: Preventing Domestic Violence In Henderson County

Join Us! Lunch & Learn: Preventing Domestic Violence in Henderson County Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:00 – 1:30pm First Congregational Church 1735 5th Avenue W. Hendersonville, NC 28739 Presented by: Pisgah Legal Services Featuring representatives from: Hendersonville Police Department The Free...


PLS Fall Newsletter 2023

Our Fall newsletter is here! Inside you’ll find: powerful stories of impact, a sneak peek of our new Justice Bus, and learn why Katie Button supports Pisgah Legal. If you would like a physical copy of the newsletter and did...


WLOS Covers PLS Community Forum on Medicaid

On Tuesday, August 15, Pisgah Legal hosted a community forum for area nonprofits and community partners to discuss the many changes to Medicaid in North Carolina. We were joined by a great panel with representatives from NC Medicaid, MANNA FoodBank,...