Pisgah Legal Services

WHAT THEY DO: Since 1978, Pisgah Legal Services has been a source of hope for people in our mountains who are struggling to makes ends meet. We believe that justice is for everyone, not just those who can afford a lawyer.
We provide free, civil legal aid that helps people with low incomes meet basic needs, including protection from domestic violence, preventing homelessness and accessing health care. Pisgah Legal’s legal advocates and volunteer attorneys help 20,000-plus people across WNC annually.


  • The first 10 donors of $25 or more will receive a Pisgah Legal Services coffee mug.


  • All gifts from first-time donors or from donors increasing their donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000, thanks to a grant received from the NC IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts).
The court system is not victim-friendly, and having grounded, caring people around you saying, ‘We are here, we will help you navigate it’ made all the difference. There had never been an inkling of shame or feeling like I don’t deserve the highest possible service. My attorney is invested in my case. She knows my family, and she’s looking out for us. Every person I’ve dealt with at Pisgah Legal Services has been kind and compassionate and caring.
—Sonya, right, pictured with her PLS attorney
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