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  • "There are plenty of good people who don’t know how to get through this..."

    What will happen to folks in WNC when the eviction moratorium ends? Hear from Pisgah Legal Housing Attorney David Bartholomew and one of our clients, Kendra, in this special report from WLOS.

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    "There are plenty of good people who don’t know how to get through this..."
  • Your Gift Matters!

    We Need Your Help Today

    Pisgah Legal staff and volunteers are working hard to meet the increased needs of local people during this pandemic, but we can't do it without your support.

    Give Now Pisgah Legal's Response to Pandemic
  • Enroll Now for ACA Health Insurance

    People have a new opportunity to enroll in health insurance for 2021 on, but only from Feb. 15- May 15. Pisgah Legal is once again offering free assistance helping people review their options and sign up. Make an appointment online - below - or call 828-210-3404.

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  • New Deadline March 31

    Eviction Moratorium Extended

    In an effort to keep people housed during the pandemic, the moratorium on evictions is being extended through the end of March. If you need assistance with a pending eviction, please apply online or contact Pisgah Legal by phone.

    Learn more WLOS Reports on What's At Stake
  • COVID Relief and Other Resources

    Congress passed the most recent COVID-19 relief package at the end of 2020. The act provides $908 billion dollars in aid to families, businesses, nonprofits, and states. 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

    The Gospel According to Jerry

    Asheville businessman, philanthropist, and observer Jerry Sternberg is celebrating his 90th birthday with a new book filled with his Mountain Xpress columns. All sale proceeds benefit Pisgah Legal. You can purchase books for a suggested donation of $25 using the link below, or mail a check with “Sternberg Book” in the memo line to PLS, P.O. Box 2276, Asheville, NC 28802.

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    The Gospel According to Jerry
  • 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
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    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.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you have questions about housing, evictions, debt, domestic violence or family law issues? Review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here and get the answers you need.

  • What Difference Can Legal Aid Make?

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

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    What Difference Can Legal Aid Make?
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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 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

Thousands Could Face Eviction After Moratorium End

Throughout North Carolina, an estimated 485,000 families are behind on paying rent and the risks of skyrocketing evictions after the eviction moratorium ends in March are worrying housing advocates.  Pisgah Legal attorney David Bartholomew spoke with WLOS News 13 about...


Biden Administration Enacts Immigration Policies

President Biden swiftly signed executive orders aimed to reverse immigration policies established by his predecessor. Shoshana Fried, Pisgah Legal’s Justice For All Program Director, spoke with BPR on how these policy changes may affect the WNC immigrant community. Listen to...


Pisgah Legal Opens Plateau Office

Access to free and reduced-cost legal services for residents of the plateau and surrounding counties has taken a big step forward this month, as Pisgah Legal Services puts the finishing touches on its newest office next to the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital....