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    We need your help. Please show your support today, and make justice possible for people in need in our mountain region.

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  • Major Funding Cuts Threaten Domestic Violence Programs

    Pisgah Legal and other local nonprofits just learned important grant funds have been lost, but we are committed to providing these critically important services. We need your help today!

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  • Medicaid Has Changed in NC

    The NC Medicaid Ombudsman helps Medicaid beneficiaries solve problems with coverage and care.

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  • 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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  • 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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    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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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

Protect Your Home From Predatory Scams

Pisgah Legal consumer attorney Molly Maynard and Community & Economic Development Facilitator Ty Johnson discuss ways homeowners can be aware of and protect their home from predatory scams. This video is in conjunction with a series of articles in The...


Retiring PLS volunteer attorney Bill Christy is WLOS Person of the Week

For more than a decade, Pisgah Legal volunteer attorney Bill Christy worked with Olivia at no charge to help her in her times of need. Bill’s practice is in Black Mountain and Olivia lives in Tyron so they have only...


Pisgah Legal’s Here for Justice Giving Campaign

Ally Wilson, Pisgah Legal Director of Development, spoke with WLOS News 13 about our Here for justice end-of-year giving campaign. Generous donors will match every gift made up to $200,000 to help stop domestic violence, keep families from becoming homeless,...