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Justice Forum Oct. 11th
Tickets available now! Don't miss this year's Justice Forum featuring Dr. Jamila Michener.Tickets and More Become a sponsor
Afghan Asylum Project
A Race Against Time
Asylum is the only path to lawful permanent status for many Afghan evacuees, and they must apply within one year of arriving in the U.S. Read about dozens of clients who fled the Taliban, came to WNC and need Pisgah Legal to continue to stay in the U.S.Learn More
Free Help Filing Taxes
Claim Your Refund! It's Worth It.
Pisgah Legal Services offers free, simple tax filing help to WNC households with incomes less than $58,000/ year. Families with minor children who do not regularly file taxes may be eligible for thousands of dollars.Learn More Watch on WLOS
North Carolinians Suffer Needlessly
Why should Medicaid by 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
2021 Annual Report
Here for Justice
Learn about the challenges and successes of 2021 in Pisgah Legal's most recent Annual Report. Read stories of our clients' struggles, caring donors' impact and ways you never knew Pisgah Legal is fighting poverty and increasing access to justice in the mountains.Read It Online
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.Learn More
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Our Impact on Western North Carolina
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’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 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 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
Our Fall newsletter is here! Inside you’ll find: a story that illustrates the critical need for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, details on the 12th Annual Justice Forum in October, upcoming tax clinics and more! If you would like a physical copy...Read More...
“The need has probably never been higher here,” said David Bartholomew. PLS Attorney David Bartholomew was recently featured in a WLOS news segment addressing the need for affordable housing as Buncombe County leaders seek federal funds that can be used...Read More...
Thanks to Smoky Mountain News for spreading the word about Pisgah Legal’s new program! The WNC Health and Economic Opportunity Program (HEOP) helps working families in 18 WNC counties enroll in affordable, quality health insurance and access up to thousands...Read More...