Pisgah Legal Services, a community-based, non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in the area surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, has an opening for an attorney to serve a six-county area in the Blue Ridge Mountains, at its Rutherford County office. Travel within a one-hour radius of Rutherfordton is required to serve very low-income clients in the region. More information about Pisgah Legal Services can be found at

Qualifications:  N.C. licensed attorney or commitment to become licensed in N.C. promptly.  Spanish language skills would be an asset, as would experience in addressing problems associated with extreme poverty through the law.

Salary/Benefits:  Depending on experience.  Excellent fringe benefits, including 401(k) retirement plan, as well as life, health, dental, and disability insurance.

Applications:   Please submit resume and cover letter by April 13, 2016, to:

Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Racial minorities, women, the elderly and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

General Poverty Law and Domestic Violence Prevention Attorney

Attorney needed to work out of the Rutherfordton office of Pisgah Legal Services, to handle general poverty law cases including landlord/tenant, consumer law, and public benefits issues. A portion of the attorney time will also be needed for the Mountain Violence Prevention Project (MVPP) to work from the Rutherfordton office. This attorney will handle cases in the state district courts.  The MVPP helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault escape violence and live independent of their abusers.  MVPP strives to provide holistic services to clients through and beyond the initial court protective order. 

Pisgah Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Racial minorities, women, the elderly and disabled are encouraged to apply.  Submit resume, cover letter by April 15, 2016, to: Please specify this position on the cover letter and resume.