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"Is It Legal To...?" Turning 18

In the newest episode of "Is It Legal To...?", Danielle Drake and DeShaun Cason of The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Counsel delve into the legal implications of turning 18 and provide valuable information for young adults to protect themselves. The episode aims to help young individuals understand the responsibilities and rights that come with adulthood. Here are some of the topics covered in the episode: 

  1. Contracts and agreements: Turning 18 means that individuals are legally considered adults and can enter into contracts. Understanding the basics of contracts such as lease agreements, employment contracts, and loan agreements is crucial to protecting yourself from potential legal issues. 
  2. Voting and civic engagement: Once individuals reach the age of 18, they have the right to vote in elections. This episode discusses the importance of voter registration, understanding the voting process, and participating in civic activities. 
  3. Financial responsibilities: Young adults need to be aware of their financial obligations as they transition into adulthood. This may include understanding taxes, managing bank accounts, building credit, and avoiding common financial pitfalls. 
  4. Social media and online presence: The discussion will address the legal implications of social media usage, including privacy concerns, online harassment, and the potential impact of online activity on future opportunities. 

Listen to the new episode on at https://soundcloud.com/user-784534365/is-it-legal-to-turning-18 or by clicking the play button below.

“Is It Legal To…?” is a podcast produced by The Missouri Bar, with hosts Communications Director Farrah Fite and veteran Missourinet reporter Bob Priddy. To listen to more episodes, visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org/IsItLegalTo.  

Do you have a legal topic you would like discussed? Interested in being a guest on an upcoming episode? Email Farrah Fite at ffite@mobar.org.