Community Service – “So You’re 18”
Each year, the Prince William County Bar Association brings the "So You're 18" program to every public high school within Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Through this program, an informative booklet titled, “So You’re18”, developed by the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations, is distributed to all high school seniors. This booklet contains information about a wide variety of legal rights, restrictions, and responsibilities that change when a young person turns 18.
The PWC Bar also offers the schools the option of having live presentations in tandem with the booklet distribution. This is a comprehensive program placing 90 or more trained volunteer attorneys who are members of the PWC Bar into government classrooms to teach high school seniors about landlord tenant law, credit and consumer law issues, the importance of voting, and the consequences associated with underage drinking and driving. By providing age appropriate legal resources to the students, the PWC Bar hopes to make model citizens of the area's maturing youth.