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2020 Justice Forum on Oct. 1st
Sign up today to join us for our 10th Annual Justice Forum with special guest speaker Clint Smith. The event will be held online for the first time.More Info
Evictions Resume As Courts Reopen
Pisgah Legal Managing Attorney Robin Merrell is speaking out on what the future holds for local people who are facing evictions during the pandemic, and what can be done to avoid a homelessness crisis.Citizen-Times Story Mountain Xpress Story
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.Updates
Resources for You
Pisgah Legal has compiled a list of resources to assist you during the COVID-19 outbreak.More Info
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about housing, evictions, debt, domestic violence or family law issues? Review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here and get the answers you need.FAQs
Pisgah Legal's 2019 Annual Report
Together We Rise
Learn more about the ways in which Pisgah Legal Services is changing lives here in WNC by providing free, civil legal aid to those who need us most.Read the report
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.Read It Here
What Difference Can Legal Aid Make?
A lawyer's intervention can keep a family's difficult situation from spiraling into a tragedy. How?Watch this Video
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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.
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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.
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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
We are only 2 weeks away from our 10th Annual Justice Forum (online), featuring writer, poet and educator Clint Smith Ph.D. on Thursday, Oct. 1. Clint will bring his perspective on racial and social justice and help us understand how...Read More...
Pisgah Legal’s Executive Director, Jim Barrett, discusses the federal eviction moratorium with the Ashevill-Citizen Times, calling it a welcome step but not a solution. “I hope this so-called moratorium buys some time, but if you think about it, it expires...Read More...
Read about Pisgah Legal’s 10th Annual Justice Forum, how our Community & Economic Development (CED) program is partnering with businesses and nonprofits to provide housing and economic access for the community, and Pisgah Legal’s internal work to promote a culture...Read More...