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  • Nov 1 - Dec 15

    Free Help: Get Covered for 2021

    The ACA is still the law, and Pisgah Legal is again helping people across WNC understand their options and sign up for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance. Open Enrollment only lasts six weeks - so don't delay!

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  • Evictions During COVID-19

    Pisgah Legal Executive Director Jim Barrett speaks out on the eviction moratorium and the struggles local people still face to avoid homelessness during the pandemic.

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  • NOVEMBER 3, 2020

    Ready to Vote?

    Have you made your plan to vote, yet? We have info that can help you make your voice heard.

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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    Together We Rise

    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?
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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? 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

2020 Justice Forum Follow-up

Thank you for joining us for our 10th Annual Justice Forum on Thursday, October 1st. That evening, we were motivated, humbled and energized by Clint Smith. The power of his words resonated even in the virtual space and moved us as...


Project UPLIFT Emergency Assistance

We are excited to announce Project UPLIFT (CARES Act services) in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk and Transylvania counties. In partnership, Community Action Opportunities & Pisgah Legal Services will provide emergency assistance (prioritizing eviction prevention). CLICK Here to apply or...


Only 2 Weeks Away From Justice Forum

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...