Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29th: Gifts to Pisgah Legal Will Be Matched!

GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Here in Western North Carolina, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) will celebrate the day with a special Giving Challenge on this unique day of philanthropy.

Thanks to Prince, Massagee & Alexander, PLLC, Aeroflow Healthcare, Sandra Byrd & family and two anonymous donors, the first $27,000 in donations to Pisgah Legal on GivingTuesday will matched dollar-for-dollar!

Throughout the day on November 29, those who give to PLS will be entered to win prizes. All donations made before midnight will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for our “Around Asheville Experience” which includes a weekday overnight stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn, a $150 gift card to Curate along with a Curate cookbook and tote bag, and a gift certificate to Asheville Touch Therapy. There will be another giveaway earlier in the day for a gift basket from Mast General Store. Visit the GivingTuesday webpage for more details.

Pisgah Legal Services provides a broad array of free, civil legal aid, anti-poverty advocacy and access to health care assistance in the 18-county WNC region. Last year, Pisgah Legal served more than 20,000 people. PLS has offices in Asheville, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands/Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine and Waynesville. Pisgah Legal employs staff attorneys and harnesses the power of approximately 300 volunteer lawyers who work pro bono to assist PLS clients.

 

We’re Hiring: Program Director of Pro Bono Services

Pisgah Legal Services is recruiting a Program Director of Pro Bono Services, a dynamic new role to support the organization’s large and growing base of attorney volunteers through the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program (MAVL) and the Emeritus Program (EAGLE) for retired attorneys.

Pisgah Legal Services engages 200-300 pro bono attorneys per year to assist our clients with urgent legal matters and is known for our innovative use of volunteers to leverage our capacity to provide services to low-income people in our communities. The Program Director develops connections with law firms and individual attorneys and ensures that volunteers have training and support to handle pro bono cases. The Program Director develops and implements innovative, impactful pro bono projects pairing the needs of low-income residents of WNC with the expertise and availability of volunteer attorneys.

In these projects, the Program Director works with a diverse set of people and partners in our region and across NC, including health and human services providers, grassroots organizations, immigrant advocacy groups, housing partners, local bars and the NCBA, and others. The Program Director integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility principles and practices into PLS pro bono programs.

For full job posting and to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=084b7e15-c36a-492b-821a-7fe17f4909cf&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

Recognizing NC Pro Bono Honor Society Members – Reminder to Report Your Pro Bono Time

The Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee congratulates and thanks our incredibly generous local attorneys who are 2021 NC Pro Bono Honor Society Members. These attorneys reported 50 or more hours of pro bono service in 2021:

Leah M Broker
Eva Clement
William Fay Fay
David Gantt
Jean Lee
John Noor
George D. Pappas
Michelle Rippon
Ben Scales
Gabrielle Paschall Trott
Gerald Kirksey
Kerry Friedman
Benjamin Gilbert
Jessica Lazenby
Leah M Broker Self Employed Asheville
Eva Clement Clement Law Firm Asheville
William Fay Fay Grafton Nunez, PLLC Asheville
David Gantt David Gantt Law Office Asheville
Jean Lee Asheville
John Noor Roberts & Stevens, P.A. ASHEVILLE
Dr. George D. Pappas George D. Pappas ESQ PC Asheville
Michelle Rippon Asheville
Ben Scales
Gabrielle Paschall
Gerald Kirksey
Kerry Friedman
Benjamin Gilbert
Jessica Lazenby

We know many more of our bar members contribute 50+ hour of pro bono service annually. Please track your hours and report them here so that you can be recognized as a member of the Honor Society: ncprobono.org/report/.

(If you do pro bono work through Pisgah Legal Services, please also report case outcomes and pro bono time to PLS as soon as your case is resolved. Thank you!)

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, and Rutherfordton. With over 100 dedicated staff, including over 30 attorneys plus program staff, and an active group of 300 volunteer attorneys, Pisgah Legal Services provides free services to nearly 20,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law.

Pisgah Legal Services seeks an attorney with a commitment to, and passion for, the rights of low-income taxpayers. The Taxpayer Advocate Attorney will work with other tax and benefits program staff to increase our capacity to serve low-income taxpayers on tax-related issues.

For the full job posting and to apply, please visit https://www.pisgahlegal.org/jobs

Contact:
8282103412
rocio@pisgahlegal.org

Attorney Opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services – Hybrid work schedule available

Pisgah Legal Services is currently hiring for the following attorney positions: Poverty Law Attorney, Medicaid Protection Program Attorney and Bilingual Immigration Attorney.
Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. With over 100 dedicated staff, including over 30 attorneys plus program staff, and an active group of 300 volunteer attorneys, the program provides free services to over 20,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law.
We offer a comprehensive benefits program and the opportunity to make a long-lasting impact in our community. Hybrid work schedule is available, work 3 days in office and 2 days remote from home.
Our Benefits Package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance is effective the first of the month following an employee’s start date. Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) pays 100% of the employee coverage cost and 50% of the dependent costs for both Medical and Dental Insurance. PLS contributes to Health Savings Account (HSA) based on Medical Plan selection. PLS also pays 50% of the employee coverage cost for Vision Insurance. Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance is provided to our employees at no cost to them. Life Insurance equivalent to 5x base salary plus and additional $15,000 of coverage is provided at no cost to our employees. We also offer a 401k Retirement Plan after 6 months of service, Paid Parental Leave, 12.5 Company Holidays, 22 Paid Leave Days, Paid Sabbatical Leave for Attorneys, Employee Assistance Program for entire household and a great working environment with work life balance!

To view job posting and to apply, please visit our Career Center at www.pisgahlegal.org/jobs

Contact:
8282103412
rocio@pisgahlegal.org