• Claim Your Refund. It's Worth It!

    You may qualify for free help filing for taxes if you earn less than $60,000/household.

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  • Show your support and enjoy!

    Feb. 6: Power in Pints

    Join us on Monday, February 6 at Hillman Beer in Asheville. For every delicious pint sold, $1 will be donated to Pisgah Legal Services.

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  • North Carolinians Suffer Needlessly

    Why should Medicaid be expanded in North Carolina? Read about Chett, a Pisgah Legal client who battles MS, and this op-ed by Pisgah Legal Executive Director Jim Barrett published early this year.

    Chett's Story Citizen-Times Op-Ed
  • We Are Hiring!

    Have a passion for social justice? Want to work for a dynamic and fast-paced nonprofit? Check out these job opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services.

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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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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 2021
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2021
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
survivors of domestic violence and their children helped in 2021

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

Power in Pints – Pisgah Legal

Come support Pisgah Legal Services by buying a pint of Hillman Beer at Power in Pints! On Monday, February 6th, when you buy a pint of beer at Hillman Beer, 25 Sweeten Creek Road in AVL, $1 will be donated...


PLS Winter Newsletter 2022

Our Winter newsletter is here! Inside you’ll find: powerful stories of impact, how signing up for the ACA is more affordable than ever, a recap of the Justice Forum and our Here For Justice Giving Challenge. If you would like...


2023 WNC Housing Fellows Project

2023 WNC Housing Fellows Project Pisgah Legal Services is recruiting our first-ever class of Housing Fellows, a small group of attorneys in WNC who will receive extensive training, mentoring, and support to represent clients in pro bono eviction and housing...