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    April 19 Lunch & Learn

    Interested in the work Pisgah Legal is doing to assist immigrants in WNC? Don't miss this free Lunch & Learn event.

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  • Medicaid Expansion Within Reach

    NC lawmakers have announced that an agreement had been reached to expand Medicaid. Pisgah Legal has advocated for this change for more than a decade. Find out how it would change hundreds of thousands of lives, like our client Chett's, and watch this recent story on WLOS featuring PLS COO Jaclyn Kiger.

    Chett Needed Medicaid Access WLOS News Story
  • New Strategies to Stop Evictions

    Pisgah Legal Services is engaging private attorneys in new fellowship project to offer help to local people on the verge of losing their homes. This Mountain Xpress story explains how.

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  • Food Stamps Cuts Begin in March

    Extra benefits that began during the pandemic are ending. Find out more about available resources if you and your family are in need.

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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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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

“Tremendous news”: NC Lawmakers Agree to Expand Medicaid

On March 2, North Carolina lawmakers reached an agreement on expanding Medicaid — something Pisgah Legal has been advocating for for more than a decade! Medicaid expansion will make a huge difference in the lives of more than half a...


Lunch & Learn: Immigration and Justice in WNC

Join Pisgah Legal Services’ immigration team to learn more about our Justice For All program, which helps eligible immigrants in WNC work legally and secure legal status and addresses other basic needs. The program will have a special focus on...


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...