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S.C. Bar to launch web site for youth

January 31, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC (January 30, 2008) - On February 1, 2008, the South Carolina Bar Law Related Education Division will launch LawForKids.org/SC, a new Web site dedicated to teaching children about the law.

LawForKids.org was created with the specific goal of educating South Carolina's youth, parents, communities and schools about the law and to encourage lawful behavior. The Web site includes an interactive forum in which students may anonymously ask questions about the law and receive correct, factual information from volunteer attorneys.

Access to the Web site is free and adapted for South Carolina youth. There are quizzes, interactive games, cartoons, comics, law documents, links to other law related education Web sites and a searchable database on South Carolina law and how it affects young people. Students will find the Web site helpful in research projects and homework assignments, but can also use the site to play games and hear first-hand from their peers about law related incidents and how to best handle various situations.

To access the site, visit www.LawForKids.org. Click "other states" in the top right corner of the home page, and then select South Carolina on the U.S. map. Users will then have the option of making the South Carolina site their permanent home page.

The South Carolina Bar's LRE Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education, has been a part of the Bar since 1976. LawForKids.org is a valuable tool to young people in South Carolina made possible by collaboration with the Arizona Foundation
for Legal Services and Education and an IOLTA grant from the South Carolina Bar Foundation.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 12,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

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