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Updated Kids guide to be published this month

Kids and the LawThe State Bar’s popular Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents will be published again this month and distributed free throughout the state to children and their parents.

Produced by the bar’s Media & 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 guide will include information on recent laws making it illegal to smoke in a car if any of the occupants are under 18 (California is only the third state to enact such a law) and banning the sale of nitrous oxide to anyone under 18. It will also include new information and developments dealing with sexting and cyberbullying, as well as a law affecting young people’s patronage of tanning salons.

Paid in part by a $65,000 dedicated fund from the California Bar Foundation, Kids will be available in mid-September. A Spanish translation will be available later in the year.

The guide was first produced in 2001 and again in 2004 and 2007; together the bar has distributed more than 3 million copies free of charge.

To pre-order copies of Kids & the Law, e-mail and state the number desired (i.e., 100 copies, 200 copies), and provide a full name, complete mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please) and phone number.

The guide is free and may be ordered in bulk at no charge. For especially large orders, a contribution to defray shipping costs is always appreciated.