Lawyer-client relationship needs trust, confidence

In Villaflores v. Limos[1], the Supreme Court emphasizes the trust and confidence reposed by a client in his lawyer impose a high standard that includes the appreciation of the lawyer's duty to his clients, to the profession, to the courts, and to the public. Every case a lawyer accepts deserves his full attention, diligence, skill and competence, regardless of its importance and whether he accepts it for a fee or for free.[2]Because a lawyer-client relationship is one of trust and confidence, there is a need for the client to be adequately and fully informed about the developments in his case. A client should never be left groping in the dark; to allow this situation is to destroy the trust, faith, and confidence reposed in the retained lawyer and in the legal profession in general.[3]

[1] Villaflores v. Limos, 563 Phil. 453 (2007).

[2] Id.

[3] Edquibal v. Ferrer, Jr., 491 Phil. 1 (2005).