KIDS & THE LAW: AN A-TO-Z GUIDE FOR PARENTS
 

Kids and the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents is the first in the State Bar's consumer education series that also includes When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers and Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians (also available on the bar's Web site).
 
Kids and the Law was first published in 1996 after a State Bar survey revealed that many kids were unclear about certain laws and the consequences for breaking them. It was revised into its current form in 2010. Print versions are now available in English and Spanish.
 
Kids and the Law addresses a number of issues important to parents of minor children, including:

  • curfews
  • emancipation
  • drugs and alcohol
  • dress codes
  • children's privacy
  • truancy
  • juvenile court
  • crime (graffiti, weapons, fighting, etc.)
  • Driving

 
TO VIEW ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Pamphlets/KidstheLaw.aspx
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Pamphlets/WhenYouBecome18.aspx
 
CONTACT INFORMATION & TO ORDER PRINT COPIES
 
To order copies of Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents, send an e-mail to kids@calbar.ca.gov. Please provide your name, complete mailing address (orders over 20 copies can not be sent to P.O. boxes), the number of copies ordered, choice of English or Spanish and a daytime phone number.
 
Those without access to e-mail should provide the above information in writing to The State Bar of California, Attn: Kids & the Law, 180 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105-1639.