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Updated legal guide for parents now available

Kids and the LawAs students head back to school, an updated version of the State Bar’s free “Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents,” is now available for ordering.

Produced by the bar’s Communications and Information Services Office, "Kids & the Law" provides parents with information about laws affecting their children, their relationship with their children and important resources about drugs, driving, drinking and other issues facing all families.

The revised edition updates information on child safety seat laws, current drug use among high schoolers and clarifies sections describing criminal convictions and fines for minors.

The guide was produced with the help of a $50,000 grant from the California Bar Foundation. A Spanish translation will be available later in the year. First produced in 2001, the popular guide has been updated every three years since then. 

Also available is “Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians” and “When You Turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers.

The guides are free and may be ordered in bulk at no charge through a new online ordering system.

Donations are gladly accepted to help cover shipping costs. Checks may be mailed to the State Bar of California, Office of Communications – Consumer Education Donations, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105.