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The Ilumni Institute is proud to present Raising the Bar. We are committed to
providing Family Law attorneys with relevant and engaging content to enrich
their service to their clients.

How Vocational Evaluation Experts
Determine the Employability
and Earning Capacity of Spouses

  • Learn which situations benefit from vocational evaluation services and which do not
  • Explore the seven steps in the structured process of vocational evaluation
  • Discover what’s involved in a vocational expert’s report and
    oral testimony
  • Walk away with deeper knowledge of the formal methodology
    to support the spouse at a crossroads



Brad Taft,  MBA, CMF, SPHR,

  • Owner, Managing Director,
    Taft Vocational Experts
  • Author, “Boom or Bust: New Career
    Strategies in a New America” and
    “Return of the Boomers”



The emotional impact of divorce can be exacerbated by financial challenges, especially in light of spousal maintenance and/or child support. In order to assess the employability and earning capacity of divorcing parties, family law attorneys and courts are increasingly turning to vocational evaluation experts. 

This presentation will advise family law professionals of the situations that could benefit from vocational evaluation services and those that would not benefit your strategy in a case. He’ll also cover the seven-step vocational evaluation process.  You’ll walk away with deeper knowledge of the formal, structured methodology to support the spouse at a crossroads. 

About Brad Taft,  MBA, CMF, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CFLC

Brad Taft has over 40 years experience in the employment, human resources, and vocational consulting fields. Positions include recruiter, human resources director, career counselor and outplacement consultant. He possesses a strong understanding of employment and HR issues, including compensation, the labor market, career planning, job search strategies, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. 

Brad is also the Chief Career Strategist of Taft Career Group, a career management consulting firm that supports individuals in planning and implementing effective job search campaigns.

Brad holds certifications in the human resources and career consulting fields: Career Management Fellow (CMF), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and Senior Certified Professional – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). He also is a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC).

He is the co-author of two books: Boom or Bust!: New Career Strategies in a New America, a career management guide for mature workers, and Return of the Boomers, a leader’s guide to managing
the mature workforce. He has written numerous articles and delivered keynote speeches and workshops on employment, workforce, and career issues.

Brad received a B.A. in Communications and a M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Register Below

When: May 25, 2022
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT (3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET)

Where: IlumniU (via Zoom)

Cost: $55 (complimentary to guests of CDREs)



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