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    Together, We Dream

    Help immigrants in WNC live their American Dream. You can be a part of the "Together We Dream Fundraising Challenge" going on now through July 1.

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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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    Matthew Desmond Returns for Justice Forum

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Author will speak at Pisgah Legal's 13th Annual Justice Forum on Tuesday, October 17th.

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  • Medicaid Expansion Comes to NC

    Governor Cooper recently signed Medicaid Expansion into law. Pisgah Legal has advocated for this change for more than a decade. Find out how health care will finally be within reach for 600,000 people in the Tar Heel State, like our client Chett, and watch this recent story on WLOS featuring PLS COO Jaclyn Kiger.

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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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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

Photo of Matthew Desmond. Acclaimed author who will be the speaker of the 13th Annual Justice Forum hosted by Pisgah Legal Services

Justice Forum 2023

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Desmond is our 2023 Justice Forum speaker. Desmond last joined Pisgah Legal in front of a sell-out crowd at our 2017 Forum. Desmond, a MacArthur “Genius” and Princeton sociologist, was launched onto the...


Pisgah Legal and Just Economics of WNC to Co-host Tenants’ Rights Workshops

Local renters will have the opportunity to learn about their rights in a workshop sponsored by Pisgah Legal and Just Economics of WNC.  The goal of this workshop is to educate tenants about their rights as renters in North Carolina...


PLS COO Jackie Kiger Appears on Spotlight Carolina

Did you know Pisgah Legal offers tax help year-round? If you haven’t filed a tax return lately, you could be missing out on hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars!   WLOS ABC 13 featured PLS COO Jackie Kiger on a...