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    May 25: Kids Deserve Justice

    Great music, great venue, great cause - what's not to love? Join us and come out to the Salvage Station in Asheville for the Kids Deserve Justice celebration.

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    Your Gift Matched Today!

    Give by July 1st to help area children, and DOUBLE your impact thanks to other generous donors who are ready to match your gift. Please donate today!

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  • Free Help Filing Taxes

    Don't miss out! Pisgah Legal Services helps local people who qualify file their taxes for free year-round. Even if you aren’t required to file taxes based on your income, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars.

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  • 2021 Annual Report

    Here for Justice

    Learn about the challenges and successes of 2021 in Pisgah Legal's newly-released Annual Report. Read stories of our clients' struggles, caring donors' impact and ways you never knew Pisgah Legal is fighting poverty and increasing access to justice in the mountains.

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  • Evictions On the Rise

    Evictions for local families and individuals are back to pre-pandemic levels with fears they will continue to increase with the rise with inflation, lack of affordable housing and increases in rent. WLOS recently interviewed PLS Housing Attorney David Bartholomew about these concerns.

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  • Questions About Medicaid?

    The NC Medicaid Ombudsman is an independent advocate for beneficiaries in Medicaid Managed Care. They solve problems for beneficiaries — at both an individual and systemic level — so you can get the quality health care you need.

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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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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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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 2021
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2021
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
survivors of domestic violence and their children helped in 2021

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

Preserving Homeownership CLE

Free CLE for Volunteer Attorneys Exploring Various Legal Tools & Strategies for Preserving Homeownership in Low-Wealth Families. Schemes to obtain real property at below market value from unsuspecting/uninformed owners have been in the forefront of recent news in our community....


An Evening for Kids Deserve Justice

Join Pisgah Legal Services for an evening of community and celebration at the Salvage Station! Come together for local food, drinks, music, and family fun at this mainly outdoor event for all ages. By participating, you contribute to the Kids...


2021 Annual Report

HERE FOR JUSTICE… It signifies the commitment we have made to be here for people who can’t afford civil legal representation and a promise to our mountain communities who rely on us for help navigating uncertain times. Being here for...