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December 07, 2017 Goes Live

The Virginia State Bar launched a new website today – one you’ll actually want your teen to visit. has launched as an initial resource for new adults, or those about to be, on topics like voter registration, employment, and health insurance. Young people can learn about their rights as a tenant, the basics of contracts, and building credit from a legal perspective, among other things.

The information is also disseminated in a print pamphlet, long distributed to schools, social services departments, juvenile courts, and law firms. The new website will allow for simpler updating on a teen-friendly platform on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. 

The information will be updated regularly, and especially in the summer, as new laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly go into effect. The VSB will continue to update the print pamphlet once a year to reflect changes in the laws. Users can suggest other topics they wish to see written about.

“So You’re 18” is intended as a first stop for information regarding basic law-related references and a good summary of the various legal issues young adults may encounter. The website directs users with more specific questions to Virginia attorneys and the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service.

You can get the word out about the new website with #SY18, engaging with the bar on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

“So You’re 18” is one of many pamphlets and publications that the bar provides to organizations across the commonwealth. For print copies or more information about “So You’re 18,” contact Paulette Davidson at (804) 775-0521 or

Updated: Dec 07, 2017