Few state or federal courts recognize a parent-child
testimonial or communication privilege. Yet, courts
recognize privileges between spouses, clergy-penitent,
and therapist-patient. Supported by the Wigmore test
that legitimized these privileges, this paper argues that
the attorney-client privilege should still exist even if (1)
a client’s parent is included in an attorney-client
meeting in an advisory capacity; (2) the child discloses
contents of the attorney-client communications to the
child’s parent; or (3) the child discusses the contents of
the attorney-client communications with the child’s
Buhai, Sande L.
"Towards a Parent-Inclusive Attorney-Client Privilege,"
Georgia Law Review: Vol. 53:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/glr/vol53/iss3/4