• October 3

    Tickets Still Available!

    More than 1,000 people have already signed up to see Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Civil Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas at this year's Justice Forum. Don't miss your chance!

    Get Your Tickets
    Tickets Still Available!
  • Great News!

    Pisgah Legal Opens New Office

    A new office in Spruce Pine will allow folks in Mitchell and Yancey counties to get the free legal help they need.

    Details here
  • Double Your Impact!

    You Can Help Immigrants in WNC

    Generous donors have issued a $40,000 Giving Challenge for Pisgah Legal's Justice For All Program which assists area immigrants. Give today and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Contact Ally Wilson at 828-210-3444 to learn more or give online today.

    Give Now
  • From Carolina Public Press

    Resource for Foreclosure Prevention Ending

    Local people who are on the verge of losing their homes will soon be without an important resource. Read more in this Carolina Public Press story featuring Pisgah Legal clients and Senior Staff Attorney Bill Whalen.

    Read the Story
  • Thank You!

    Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work

    Did you know that approximately 300 local attorneys volunteer their services free of charge to help Pisgah Legal clients? Find out more about these four lawyers who were recently honored for their outstanding and selfless service.

    Read About It
  • More than Ever Before

    Last year Pisgah Legal Services helped more people in WNC than ever before - more than 16,800 of those in need. Read more about how legal aid can change the lives of people on the verge of homelessness, those escaping domestic violence and many more.

    2018 Annual Report
  • Fighting Evictions On the Front Lines

    A new program to help people who are on the verge of homelessness positions Pisgah Legal staff and volunteer attorneys just outside Buncombe County eviction court. Find out more in this Citizen-Times story or listen to WUNC's The State of Things Podcast.

    Read It Listen In
  • See for Yourself

    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?

    A lawyer's intervention can keep a family's difficult situation from spiraling into a tragedy. How?

    Watch This Video
    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?
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? 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 2018
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2018
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2018

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

Cashiers Community Fund Awards PLS $10,000 for Expansion

The Cashiers Community Fund has awarded $141,000 in grants to nonprofits serving Cashiers and the surrounding region. Pisgah Legal Services is honored to be among the grantees, and was awarded $10,000 to expand its provision of free civil legal assistance...


Catch Up on PLS News! Pisgah Legal Fall Newsletter

There has been a lot happening with Pisgah Legal’s staff and supporters! Read the PLS Fall Newsletter to find out how Louisette escaped abuse and is on a pathway to citizenship, more information about our Justice Forum speaker, Jose Antonio...


Jackie Kiger Appointed as Pisgah Legal’s First Chief Operations Officer

Pisgah Legal is pleased to announce that Managing Attorney Jackie Kiger has been named Chief Operations Officer. This newly created position will support the structure of the organization, be a resource for staff and lead the organization in innovative ways...