Standards of Practice

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Bay Area Vocational Experts (BAVE) is an organization of independent, experienced Northern California vocational evaluators who are committed to promoting the highest standards of vocational evaluation and counseling services through mutual support, education and shared resources.

Aware that there are no published standards for the vocational evaluations performed by mandate of the California Family Law Code, the members of BAVE have created a guide to ensure a consistent vocational evaluation process and provide a basis for understanding vocational evaluation services.

The standards are based on California Law, case law, the input of judges and attorneys, and the collective experience of the members of BAVE. 

BAVE members are qualified to evaluate parties in family law cases according to the definition of Vocational Training Counselor in Family Law Code §4331(d) and (e).

BAVE’s members are:

BAVE's Areas of Expertise

Our members provide expertise in:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • ADA / FEHA
  • Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Longshore