• 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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  • More Affordable Than Ever

    Need Health Insurance? Enroll Now!

    HealthCare.gov is open, you may be able to get more savings and lower costs due to COVID relief. Pisgah Legal is once again offering free assistance helping local people review their options and sign up. Make an appointment online or call 828-210-3404.

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  • Help Us Keep Local Families Housed

    Deerfield Charitable Foundation and residents, staff and board have raised $100,000 to help prevent homelessness. Now they hope to inspire you to give as well. Your gift may even be matched!

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  • Save the Date!

    Don't Miss the Oct. 7 Justice Forum

    We hope you will plan to join us for our 11th Annual Justice Forum this October. This year's speaker is Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the health and social justice advocate who exposed the Flint water crisis.

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  • Eviction, Foreclosure Moratoria Extended

    The CDC has extended the eviction and foreclosure moratoria until July 31. Renters must submit a form to take advantage of the moratorium - also linked below. Contact Pisgah Legal if you need help staying housed.

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  • Ready for Medicaid Managed Care?

    Medicaid in North Carolina has changed. What are your rights? Where do you get help? Pisgah Legal has important info you should know.

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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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  • In The Washington Post

    You can lose your kids, home and freedom without ever seeing a lawyer.

    Why is free, civil legal aid so important? Read this piece by the Editorial Board of The Washington Post. (Image: Fatinha Ramos for The Washington Post)

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    Attend a Justice Matters Tour

    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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  • COVID Relief and Other Resources

    Find out more about unemployment insurance benefits, eviction/foreclosure moratoriums, food assistance and more.

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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.

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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

Access the Child Tax Credit

If you filed your 2020 taxes, you should automatically receive a $250-$300 per child payment through the expanded Child Tax Credit. If you did not file your 2020 taxes, you can use the IRS non-filer tool to access these payments....


Access Available Rental Assistance Programs

The eviction moratorium is ending July 31, so if you’re behind on rent and at risk of eviction, please reach out to available rental assistance programs. Pisgah Legal urges you to talk to your landlord if possible and arrange a...


The Eviction Moratorium is Ending. Now What?

The eviction moratorium is ending July 31, and there has been confusion around what this means for NC renters, based on the decision to end the NC eviction moratorium. Pisgah Legal attorney David Bartholomew explains that renters are still protected...