June 2, 2020 Update
As courts reopen to limited capacity throughout North Carolina, evictions have been paused. On May 30, NC Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shutoffs and implement a moratorium on evictions. The evictions moratorium is in effect for 21 days. Read more about Order 142 here.
May 28, 2020 Update
On June 1, courts will begin slowing opening again with restrictions. Learn more here.
Pisgah Legal Services is continuing to restrict access to our offices for the safety of both our clients and our staff. In-person meetings in our offices will be conducted by appointment only. Most communication with clients will continue by phone or email.
Please do not come to a Pisgah Legal office if you have any symptoms as listed by the CDC – no matter how mild. PLS staff will not conduct scheduled client meetings if participants are experiencing symptoms.
While we are restricting access to our offices, our staff continues to provide legal help. Apply online or by phone: 828-253-0406 or 1-800-489-6144.
April 2, 2020 Update
Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley issued an order on April 2, 2020 that postpones court proceedings for a second time to June 1, 2020. Find out more here. If you are a client of Pisgah Legal Services, please remain in touch with your attorney via phone or email.
March 31, 2020 Update
During this unprecedented health emergency created by the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Pisgah Legal is committed to continuing to serve our clients.
March 25, 2020 Update –
Pisgah Legal Services is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers and all community members in response to uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to provide all of our services but are not available in-person at this time.
We will communicate with clients by phone and email. If you are a current client and have a court date your attorney will contact you. If you need to reach us please call us at 828-253-0406. We will also post updates on this website.
If you are seeking our services, you can call us to apply or apply online here. Please make sure that your phone is set up to accept calls from our phone number and for us to leave a message.
The NC Judicial Branch has notified us that all eviction hearings and foreclosure hearings MUST be continued for 30 days effective March 16, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: The Jazz for Justice celebration, originally scheduled for April 2, has been postponed. Find out more here.
March 13, 2020 Update
During this unprecedented health emergency created by the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Pisgah Legal Services is committed to continuing to serve our clients. Here is important information we would like to share:
All Pisgah Legal Services offices are currently open, but we discourage in-person contact with us unless absolutely necessary. Applicants for our services and existing clients are encouraged to communicate with us via our online application or by phone: 828-253-0406 or 1-800- 489-6144. Existing clients should expect to hear from us by text message. Phone calls may come from sources that appear as “blocked.”
Today, the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cherie Beasley directed that local courts postpone most cases in district and superior court for at least 30 days. Read more here.
Please do not come to a Pisgah Legal office if you have any symptoms – no matter how mild. PLS staff will not maintain any scheduled client meetings if we are experiencing symptoms. We will do our best to accommodate any client who needs our services and cannot travel to our offices.
Members of the public who are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or have been near or touched someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should call their health care provider.