Resources for Attorneys

Case Consultation and Technical Assistance

The Pension Rights Center works with a network of experts on the laws impacting Americans’ retirement benefits.  Attorneys representing clients who have been wrongfully denied an earned retirement benefit can reach out to the Center for free consultation with an expert.  Call (202) 296-3776 or e-mail pensionhelp(at)

We ask that paid, private attorneys consider donating a small portion of their fee to the Center.

Free Referrals through the National Pension Lawyers Network

The Pension Rights Center operates the National Pension Lawyers Network (NPLN), a no-cost referral service that connects workers and retirees with attorneys who can help them understand and enforce their pension rights.

NPLN consists of approximately 570 lawyers from around the country who are available to represent workers, retirees, and their families in retirement plan matters on a regular-fee, reduced-fee, and/or pro bono basis. NPLN attorneys address the full range of retirement benefits and include specialists in divorce, and claims for benefits in private, nonprofit, and public pension plans.

There is no charge for referrals.

The Pension Rights Center offers a number of resources for attorneys seeking to assist individuals who need help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit

The Pension Rights Center offers training to organizations seeking to help their attorneys develop a basic understanding of the laws impacting Americans’ retirement benefits.  Trainings can be provided in-person to organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and via webinar to organizations located anywhere in the country.  Legal services providers and other volunteer organizations can receive this training for free.  Reach out to trainings(at) to discuss further.

Below are examples of the types of trainings the Pension Rights Center can provide, but we are also happy to customize a training program to fit the needs of your organization.

Finding a “Lost” Retirement Plan
Spousal Issues in Retirement Plans
Pension Takebacks: What to do when a Retirement Plan Claims it Overpaid


Are you an attorney who would like to help retirement plan participants and their beneficiaries obtain the retirement benefits they have earned? Complete the form below to become part of the National Pension Lawyers Network.

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