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    Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC

    Join us on October 4 to hear Dr. Kathryn Edin speak about the relationship between women and poverty at the 8th Annual Poverty Forum. Kathryn Edin is a Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and author of "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America."

    Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC
  • New Strategy to Prevent Homelessness

    Pisgah Legal staff and volunteer attorneys are working inside the Buncombe County Courthouse to help people on the verge of eviction. Read about it in the Fall Newsletter.

    Learn more
  • Featured in WNC Magazine

    Pisgah Legal Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy and Compassion

    This Fall, WNC Magazine is highlighting the work of Pisgah Legal Services and it's 40th Anniversary. Read it here.

    Pisgah Legal Celebrates 40 Years of Advocacy and Compassion
  • Affordable Care Act Under Attack

    With funds for ACA Navigators in North Carolina just cut by 85%, Pisgah Legal may lose $180,000 per year in government funding. Pisgah Legal Services seeks replacement funding to continue to help people in WNC who desperately need health care. Learn more from Blue Ridge Public Radio.

    Meanwhile, a lawsuit in Texas claims that the ACA is unconstitutional. Watch this WLOS story to see how important health insurance is to clients like Josh (R) and also hear from PLS Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger.

    Affordable Care Act Under Attack
  • The New York Times

    Rising Inequality Widens Justice Gap

    Economic professor Robert Frank argues that rising inequity harms low-income families not only by depriving them of a fair share of society’s income growth, but also by also stacking the legal system against them. Get the Story here.

    Rising Inequality Widens Justice Gap
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? Call (828)253-0406 or toll-free at (800)489-6144


Our Impact on Western North Carolina

people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2017
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2017
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2017

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

Artist Donates to Pisgah Legal

If you enjoy contemporary art AND ensuring that our friends and neighbors have legal assistance in order to survive and thrive, then come out to “The Way I See It” by Nan Davis at the Asheville School from October 11-31....


Sept Immigration Update Events

Come to the Reuter YMCA in South Asheville or the YMCA in Hendersonville to find out more about the latest on immigration law and policy changes. See the flyer with all the details. To attend, please RSVP to Ally Wilson...


Fall 2018 Newsletter

Find out how Angela and Josh both found the help they needed at Pisgah Legal Services, as well as all the details on our upcoming Poverty Forum, the terrific volunteers and donors honored this summer, and how one Asheville couple...