Free Help Filing Taxes
Claim Your Refund! It's Worth It.
Pisgah Legal Services offers free, simple tax filing help to WNC households with incomes less than $58,000/ year. Families with minor children who do not regularly file taxes may be eligible for thousands of dollars.Learn More Watch on WLOS
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Give by July 1st to help area children, and DOUBLE your impact thanks to other generous donors who are ready to match your gift. Please donate today!More Info/Give Now
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Justice Forum Oct. 11th
Make plans now to join us on Tuesday, October 11th for this year's Justice Forum featuring Dr. Jamila Michener.Learn more Become a sponsor
Medicaid Expansion: The Time is Now!
Read this op-ed by Pisgah Legal Executive Director Jim Barrett published in the Asheville Citizen-Times about the crucial need to expand Medicaid in North Carolina.Read It
2021 Annual Report
Here for Justice
Learn about the challenges and successes of 2021 in Pisgah Legal's most recent Annual Report. Read stories of our clients' struggles, caring donors' impact and ways you never knew Pisgah Legal is fighting poverty and increasing access to justice in the mountains.Read It Online
Evictions On the Rise
Evictions for local families and individuals are back to pre-pandemic levels with fears they will continue to increase with the rise with inflation, lack of affordable housing and increases in rent. WLOS recently interviewed PLS Housing Attorney David Bartholomew about these concerns.Get the Story
We Are Hiring!
Have a passion for social justice? Want to work for a dynamic and fast-paced nonprofit? Check out these job opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services.Learn More
Do you need help from Pisgah Legal Services? Apply online or call (828)253-0406 or toll-free at (800)489-6144Apply Online
Our Impact on Western North Carolina
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’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 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 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
A new program is providing thousands of dollars in flexible cash benefits to families in WNC. Find out more in this WLOS interview with Pisgah Legal COO Jackie Kiger or read on… The recently launched WNC Health and Opportunity Program...Read More...
Our Summer newsletter is here and packed with PLS news including: how a mom won custody from an abusive ex with help from a Pisgah Legal attorney, legal help for Afghan asylum-seekers, The Kids Deserve Justice Giving Challenge and more! If you would like a...Read More...