• Your Gift Matters!

    #Share Your Stimulus

    Additional stimulus payments are on the way to many. If you do not need the extra resources for your own financial stability, we encourage you to contribute to Pisgah Legal’s #ShareYourStimulus Campaign, an opportunity to take one step together to ensure everyone makes it through this crisis. Thank you!

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  • More Affordable Than Ever

    Need Health Insurance? Enroll Now!

    HealthCare.gov is open, you may be able to get more savings and lower costs due to the American Rescue Plan. Pisgah Legal is once again offering free assistance helping local people review their options and sign up. Make an appointment online or call 828-210-3404.

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    Need Health Insurance? Enroll Now!
  • Ready for Medicaid Managed Care?

    Important changes are coming to Medicaid in North Carolina. What are your rights? Where do you get help? Pisgah Legal has important info you should know.

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  • In The Washington Post

    You can lose your kids, home and freedom without ever seeing a lawyer.

    Why is free, civil legal aid so important? Read this piece by the Editorial Board of The Washington Post. (Image: Fatinha Ramos for The Washington Post)

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    You can lose your kids, home and freedom without ever seeing a lawyer.
  • 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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  • Bans on Evictions Extended to June 30

    The CDC and the State of NC have extended the bans on evictions for some renters until June 30. Carolina Public Press talked with Tracie, who needed help from Pisgah Legal to stay housed, as well as PLS Housing Attorney David Bartholomew in this story - link below. Renters must submit a form the take advantage of the moratorium - also linked below. Contact Pisgah Legal if you need help staying housed.

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    Bans on Evictions Extended to June 30
  • April 11-25

    Support Local Artists and Pisgah Legal

    Asheville Art in Action has chosen Pisgah Legal as the beneficiary for their April fundraiser. Proceeds from sales of original artwork by local artists from April 11-25 will be split 50/50 between Pisgah Legal and the artist.

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    Support Local Artists and Pisgah Legal
  • JOIN in the Fun!

    Run (or Walk!) for Justice 5K

    Be a part of the inaugural Pisgah Legal Run for Justice. Go at your own pace, dress up, involve friends, share selfies for this fundraiser that runs May 29 - June 12. Register by April 30 for your cool t-shirt!

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    Run (or Walk!) for Justice 5K
  • DACA Fully Reinstated

    On Dec. 4, a Federal judge ruled that the DACA program must be fully reinstated. Call Pisgah Legal to find out about qualifying for DACA, applying and renewing protections: 828-210-3437.

    How Can Pisgah Legal Help? Read About the Decision
  • please join us!

    Attend a Justice Matters Tour

    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.

    Sign Up Here
  • COVID Relief and Other Resources

    Find out more about the recent extensions for unemployment insurance benefits, eviction/foreclosure moratoriums, food assistance benefits and more.

    More Info Here Citizen Times Story
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

‘Last Chance’ FREE EITC Tax Preparation Assistance

“Last Chance Tax Preparation Clinic” First-Come, First-Served Saturday, April 24, 2021 10AM-4PM parking lot of Asheville office 62 Charlotte Street The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the...


Register for 11th Annual Justice Forum

Please join us for the 11th Annual Justice Forum featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Pediatrician  •  Scientist • Activist and Author of  What the Eyes Don’t See, an official selection of the New York Times Book Review for ‘100 Notable Books...


Pisgah Legal’s Inaugural Run for Justice Virtual 5K

Join our virtual 5k for walkers and runners to support access to justice in our community! You can walk or run a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) anytime between Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, June 12 on the route of...