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    Healthcare.gov is open, and free help is available for you to review ACA health insurance with trained navigators. Don't wait! Record low and no-cost plans are available.

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  • Major Funding Cuts Threaten Domestic Violence Programs

    Pisgah Legal and other local nonprofits just learned important grant funds have been lost, but we are committed to providing these critically important services. We need your help today!

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  • Medicaid Has Changed in NC

    The NC Medicaid Ombudsman helps Medicaid beneficiaries solve problems with coverage and care.

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  • We Are Hiring!

    Have a passion for social justice? Want to work for a dynamic and fast-paced nonprofit? Check out these job opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • Ready to Give Local?

    Pisgah Legal is pleased to be one of the featured local nonprofits in Mountain Xpress' annual Give Local! fundraising drive. Your gift to Pisgah Legal will be matched and you may even win a PLS mug!

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  • 2020 Annual Report

    Live in Hope, Fight for Justice

    How does Pisgah Legal serve people in the middle of a pandemic, and what difference can legal aid make for folks in crisis? Read personal stories of courage and learn more in the 2020 Annual Report.

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    Be a part of the next virtual Justice Matters Tour of Pisgah Legal. We’ll examine the needs in our mountain region, discuss how civil legal aid can be an effective anti-poverty tool and share how Pisgah Legal is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.

Do you need help from Pisgah Legal Services? Apply online or call (828)253-0406 or toll-free at (800)489-6144

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Our Impact on Western North Carolina

people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2020
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2020
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2020

We are Pisgah Legal Services

Pat & Phil Smith

Pat and Phil 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.

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 15 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

New UNCA course lets students screen cases for Pisgah Legal Services

Pisgah Legal has partnered with UNCA to offer a Poverty Class course for the fall semester, taught by adjunct professor and former PLS board president, LeeAnne Mangone. The class not only teaches students about the cause and effect of poverty,...


Summer Newsletter

In case you missed it, our Summer Newsletter is filled with great stories, helpful information and exciting updates! As we approach Veteran’s Day, we thought you would enjoy meeting Mark, a disabled veteran who served in the U.S. Military for...


Discounts and subsidies could help you save on health insurance

Discounts and subsidies are helping lower premiums for North Carolinians getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Open enrollment started Monday, Nov. 1st so talk to Pisgah Legal to find your best healthcare option for the best price!...