Updated legal guide for parents now available
As 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
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.