Volunteer Attorneys Make a Difference in WNC

More than 300 volunteer attorneys provide thousands of hours of free legal help to our low-income neighbors each year. Volunteer attorneys are changing lives in our region. Thank you!

How Volunteer Attorneys Help 

  • Volunteer attorneys provide legal representation, brief consultation and advice to Pisgah Legal clients, who have been interviewed to ensure they are eligible for our services.
  • Volunteers assist with a wide array of civil legal matters, including landlord/tenant law, protective orders and family law remedies for domestic violence victims, consumer law, advanced directives, elder law, and public benefits.

Training & Support for Volunteer Attorneys

  • Pisgah Legal Services provides training (including free CLEs), mentoring and co-counseling opportunities for volunteer attorneys.
  • Pisgah Legal Services’ malpractice insurance covers the activities of our volunteer attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Want to get involved?

Ready to close a pro bono case?

Click here for case closing forms.

Have Questions?

Contact Katie Russell Miller [email protected], 828-210-3420.

North Carolina ethics guidelines suggest that attorneys in our state aspire to provide 50 hours of pro bono services per year to people who cannot afford an attorney

We are grateful to our Housing Heroes who provide pro bono legal help to low-income tenants to prevent eviction and homelessness. Pictured are: (clockwise from top left) Bo Carpenter, Dale Curriden, Vann Vogel, Esther Manheimer, Johanna Fowler, Coalter Lathrop, and Elizabeth Newman.