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    Campaign for Justice in WNC

    You make it possible for Pisgah Legal attorneys to stand up for people in crisis right here in our mountains. Give by Dec. 31 and your gift will be matched by generous donors!

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  • Time is running out!

    ACA Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 15

    Do you need help signing up for 2020 Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance? Pisgah Legal offers free, one-on-one appointments with the experts. Call us at (828) 210-3404 or make an appointment online here.

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  • Breaking News

    NC Medicaid Managed Care On Hold

    The NC General Assembly has adjourned without providing the budget/authority for the planned transition to Medicaid managed care. Managed care will NOT go live on Feb. 1, 2020. If you have Medicaid, your benefits are still in place, and you may continue seeing your current providers without a disruption in service. Call us if you have questions, and learn more from Pisgah Legal COO Jackie Kiger in this BPR story.

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    Celebrate the Season!

    Support the fight for justice by sending season’s greetings with a new Pisgah Legal holiday card featuring this gorgeous winter scene. A suggested donation of $10 per card includes your acknowledgement inside the card, printed mailing address on the envelope and a first-class stamp - or address and send the cards yourself. Contact Ally Wilson at 828-210-3444 with questions.

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  • Thank You for Your Support!

    More than 1,000 Attend Justice Forum

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Immigration Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas impressed and inspired at this year's Justice Forum. Who was there? What was said? Read all about it.

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  • Great News!

    Pisgah Legal Opens New Office

    A new office in Spruce Pine will allow folks in Mitchell and Yancey counties to get the free legal help they need.

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  • Fighting Evictions On the Front Lines

    A new program to help people who are on the verge of homelessness positions Pisgah Legal staff and volunteer attorneys just outside Buncombe County eviction court. Find out more in this Citizen-Times story or listen to WUNC's The State of Things Podcast.

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  • See for Yourself

    What Difference Does Legal Aid Make?

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

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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? Call (828)253-0406 or toll-free at (800)489-6144


Our Impact on Western North Carolina

people from across the mountains helped by Pisgah Legal in 2018
million secured in quantifiable benefits for our clients in 2018
local attorneys volunteer their services to assist PLS clients
victims of domestic violence and their children helped in 2018

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

5 Things to Know About Health Insurance and the ACA

Pisgah Legal’s Chief Operations Officer Jackie Kiger listed 5 things to know about health insurance and the ACA in the Asheville Citizen Times. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15 so make an appointment with one of our Certified Application Counselors at...


ACA Updates for 2020

10 years after signing into law the ACA Marketplace, also known as Obamacare, many people still struggle with navigating the system and how to access the best plan for their needs and budget. PLS Chief Operations officer Jackie Kiger is...


Managed Medicaid Update

Pisgah Legal COO Jackie Kiger talks to Helen Chickering at BPR about the recent decision to delay the launch of the NC Managed Medicaid program. Listen to the segment on BPR