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  • An Important Message from Pisgah Legal Services

    Pisgah Legal Services is continuing to serve clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of uncertainty, people will have legal needs related to shelter, safety and economic security, and we are committed to meeting those needs. At the same time, we are taking steps to limit community spread and ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

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  • Resources for You

    Pisgah Legal has compiled a list of resources to assist you during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • IN THE CITIZEN-TIMES

    Struggling Dad Finds Help At Pisgah Legal Services

    In this story, read how this father got the legal guidance and charitable support needed for him and his son to avoid eviction.

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  • 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?
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.

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Volunteer

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 2019
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2019
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2019

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

Facebook LIVE: Healthcare During the COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, March 27th 2:00 PM Join Pisgah Legal Health Justice Director, Shannon Cornelius for an overview of healthcare options followed by Q&A. Go to www.facebook.com to join the discussion and submit questions.

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Facebook LIVE: Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, March 25 3:00 PM Tune into a Facebook Live Q&A with Pisgah Legal Volunteer Lawyer and Employment Law Specialist,  Michele Morris Go to www.facebook.com/PisgahLegal To submit a question to Michele in the Comments section, you will need to join...

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Know Your Employment Rights

You may qualify for unemployment insurance related to COVID-19 if, because of the virus, you lost your job, had your hours reduced, can’t work because of a medical condition, or are following direct quarantine orders. There are also some situations...

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