When You turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers

When You Become 18

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When You Turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers is the second of the State Bar's consumer education series that also includes Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents and Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians.

The guide was first published under the title When You Become 18 in 1991 by California Law Advocates. The State Bar took over publication of the guide in 2002. It is available in English and Spanish.

When You Turn 18 addresses a number of issues important to young adults, including information about laws related to:

  • alcohol
  • banking
  • contracts
  • credit
  • employment
  • hate crimes
  • the Internet
  • jury duty
  • military service
  • voting
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