tirelessly over the past 10 years with its
chapters and affiliate organizations to publish and distribute When
You Become 18 to tens of thousands of young people around the state.
The organization's board voted unanimously this past winter to turn
the publication over to the State Bar to be incorporated in the public
Another vital partner in the State Bar's effort
is the California Parent-Teacher Association, which last year helped
distribute 250,000 copies of Kids and the Law through the public
school system. The PTA will be performing the same role this year by
accepting orders from schools throughout the state.
Pauline Gee, president of the Foundation of the
State Bar, praised last year's Kids and the Law effort and said the
foundation is proud to be the sponsor of the consumer education
trilogy. "When You Become 18 has been a great publication for young
people through the 1990s. Now, through the Bar Journal and the State
Bar, so many more teens will be aware of the publication and will
benefit from this invaluable resource guide."
Both Gee and Villa said they are especially
anticipating another facet of the bar's public education program
later this year: publication of Kids and the Law in Spanish. That
project is expected to move forward after a new school year starts
n To order When You Become 18, please see the
information on page 1. No copies of Kids and the Law remain; however,
it can be accessed on the State Bar's web site, www.calbar.org.
When You Become 18 and the Spanish translation of Kids and the Law
will appear on the web site later this summer.